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Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. (April 4, 1968)

Both the civil rights movement and the country were dealt a severe blow with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s killing on April 4, 1968. Dr. King was a dynamic leader and a strong proponent of peaceful protest who dedicated his life to ending racial discrimination in the United States. In addition to signaling the loss of a visionary leader, his untimely passing in Memphis, Tennessee, caused global mourning and indignation.

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