>Martin Luther King Jr’s Last Speech — Today is Anniversay of His Death

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Just after 6 p.m. on April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. is fatally shot while standing on the balcony outside his second-story room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee.  Many of us have seen the picture.  I wasn’t born yet.  But it’s an image that’s hard to get out of one’s head.  Just as his words are hard to get out of one’s heart.

The civil rights leader was in Memphis to support a sanitation workers’ strike and was on his way to dinner when a bullet struck him in the jaw and severed his spinal cord. King was pronounced dead after his arrival at a Memphis hospital. He was 39 years old.

And…

so….

we…

remember.

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