MLK Assassination

MLK was an American clergyman and ciliv right leader

Martin Luther King Jr.

"He born January 15, 1929"

Just after 6 p.m. on April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was Assassination

Martin Luther is clergyman and civil right leader.

American Baptist minister , activist humanitarian Right Movement.

And he is the best know for his role in the advance of civil right using nonviolent civil disobedience based on his Christian beliefs.,_Jr.

Media portrayed event #1

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the national spotlight and was influential in the passing of the Civil Rights Act in 1964. It also sparked the march on Selma, which later led to the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965, that was his the right to make a something right.

Memphis, Friday, April 5 -- The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who preached nonviolence and racial brotherhood, was fatally shot here last night by a distant gunman who raced away and escaped.

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Media portrayed event #2

The media was the catalyst that made Martin Luther King’s message resonate across the country, he said. Without the media, the message would have taken longer to get out, if at all.

Nobel Laureate Martin Luther King Jr, father of non-violence in the American Civil rights movement, was killed by an assassin’s bullet Thursday night

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Kennedy had spoken earlier that day in Indiana and learned about the shooting before boarding a plane to Indianapolis. He had a last speech scheduled there, in a predominantly black neighborhood of the city. His press secretary Frank Mickiewicz suggested that he ask the audience to pray for the King family and to follow King's practice of nonviolence. The men did not learn that King had died until they landed in Indianapolis

Criticism #1: MLK Assassination

These theories gained renewed momentum when King's son Dexter met with his father's convicted assassin in prison in 1997. With the blessings of King's widow and the other King children, Dexter King shook James Earl Ray's hand and professed belief in his innocence.
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criticism # 2

In March 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, traveled to Memphis, Tenn., to lead a march in support of striking sanitation workers.

Dr. King and his party were staying at the Lorraine Motel, a Black owned establishment near the waterfront area of Memphis.

Shortly after Dr. King was pronounced dead, his body was taken from St. Joseph Hospital to Gaston Hospital, where an autopsy was performed by Dr. Jerry T. Francisco, the Shelby County medical examiner

Martin Luther king assassination