April 4 1968 – Martin Luther King, Jr. is Assassinated in Memphis

April 4 1968 – Martin Luther King, Jr. is Assassinated in MemphisRate this post *Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons At 6:01pm on April 4, 1968, a gunshot cracked through the air. Within moments, civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr. was bleeding profusely on the walkway in front of his room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. An hour later, the influential African-American preacher was dead and the United States was thrown into turmoil. For more than a decade, King grew in stature as the face of the Civil Rights Movement in the US. With each advance further into the public eye, first with the Montgomery Bus Boycott to support […]