Dr Martin Luther King

Sir Martin writes of the assassination of Dr Martin Luther King, 

4 April 1968

“… while standing on the balcony of his hotel, King was shot dead by a White assassin. Four years earlier he had been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to achieve racial harmony and Black equality in the United States. He was thirty-nine years old, a charismatic leader who eschewed violence but believed in the power of public and persistent demonstrations.”

Photo: The National Civil Rights Museum, Memphis, Tennessee; the balcony of the Lorraine Hotel on which Martin Luther King was assassinated, 4 April 1968. Photo from TripAdvisor.

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