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Martin Luther King Jr. assassinated while visitng Memphis.

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On Apr. 4, 1968, beloved Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee.  This was a dramatic blow to the growing movement, but Dr. King's legacy lived on, despite opposition from other leaders.  He is most remembered for his "I Have a Dream" speech given on a March to Washington.
  • Memphis, Tennessee
  • 4 Apr 1968

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Created: January 23, 2008 · Modified: July 19, 2011

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