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Martin Luther King Jr. was Assassinated - 1968
Apr 4, 2014, - 0 Comments


by Michael Thomas Barry


On this date in crime history – April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr., was shot to death at a hotel in Memphis, Tennessee. A single shot fired by James Earl Ray from over 200 feet away struck King in the neck. He died an hour later at St. Joseph's Hospital. The death of America's leading civil rights advocate sparked a wave of rioting in the black communities of several cities around the country.