TODAY IN HISTORY: Martin Luther King Jnr Assassinated

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April 4, 1968, was a sad day for many Americans, Blacks, and many other people around the world because of the gruesome murder of Martin Luther King Jnr.

The tragedy struck around 6 p.m. on that day as King was tragically shot and killed while standing on the balcony outside his second-story room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee.

Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. | History & Facts | Britannica

The prominent civil rights leader had been in Memphis to advocate for sanitation workers’ rights and was en route to dinner when he was struck by a bullet in the jaw, resulting in a severed spinal cord. King was pronounced dead upon his arrival at a Memphis hospital. He was 39 years old.

In the months leading up to his assassination, King had grown increasingly concerned about economic inequality in America.

He initiated a Poor People’s Campaign aimed at addressing this issue, which included plans for a march on Washington and other places.

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