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MLK's Mother Was Assassinated, Too: The Forgotten Women Of Black History Month

On June 30th, 1974, Alberta Williams King was gunned down while she played the organ for the “Lord’s Prayer” at Ebenezer Baptist Church. As a Christian civil rights activist, she was assassinated...just like her son, Martin Luther King, Jr. But most people remember only one. Until a month ago, I was one of those people.

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from pennylibertygbow.wordpress.com

Alberta Williams King, MLK’s Mother also shot and killed

Alberta Williams King, mother of Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated June 30, 1974 at the hands of Marcus Wayne Chenault, 23 years old. The Rev. Martin Luther King, Sr., struck by the violent deaths of his two sons and by the tragic death of his wife Alberta, said at her funeral service on July 3, “I cannot hate any man.”

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from BBC News

Queen Victoria: The real story of her 'domestic bliss'

bbc: Images of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert and their children-Victoria, Albert Edward, Alice, Alfred, Helena, Louise, Arthur, Leopold, Beatrice

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from the Guardian

Martin Luther King's mother slain in church: From the archive, 1 July 1974

The Reverend Martin Luther King Sr and his wife Alberta Williams King at the funeral of their son, Martin Luther King Jr, Ebenezer Church Atlanta, 9 April 1968. Photograph: CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images

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Every American student knows that Dr. Martin L. King Jr. died from bullet of assassin James Earle Ray, but very few are aware of the murder of his mother Alberta Williams King

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from the Guardian

Martin Luther King's mother slain in church: From the archive, 1 July 1974

Murder of Martin Luther King's mother, Guardian 1 July 1974 | Alberta Williams King: The 70-year-old mother of the late Rev Martin Luther King was shot and killed today as she played the organ for morning service.... Her assailant, a young black man, who eye-witnesses said "went berserk," and who was later reported to have said that "all Christians" were his enemies... The attack on Mrs King took place less than 100 yards from where her famous son, killed in 1968 at the age of 39, is…

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from ABC News

The Murder of Martin Luther King Jr.

The Rev. Martin Luther King Sr. and his wife, Alberta King, the parents of Martin Luther King, Jr., and Coretta Scott King during a memorial at Morehouse College.

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from TPM

MLK's Mother Was Assassinated, Too: The Forgotten Women Of Black History Month

On June 30th, 1974, Alberta Williams King was gunned down while she played the organ for the “Lord’s Prayer” at Ebenezer Baptist Church. As a Christian civil rights activist, she was assassinated...just like her son, Martin Luther King, Jr. But most people remember only one.