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A Memphis jury’s UNANIMOUS verdict on December 8, 1999 RULED that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated by a conspiracy that included agencies of his own government. Almost 32 years after King’s murder at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis on April 4, 1968, a court extended the circle of responsibility for the assassination beyond the late scapegoat James Earl Ray to the United States government.

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martin luther king jr assassination newspaper | Who Assassinated Martin Luther King

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Martin Luther King assassinated, (prior to this his impact has begun to weaken) King's work before his death was to prove the catalyst for the Civil Rights legislation that followed, however just because laws were being put into place didn't mean that attitudes were going to change with them. King's legacy continued after his death.

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Martin Luther King Jr. , Republican, delivers his ‘I have a dream’ speech on August 28, 1963.

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A promo poster for Dr. Martin Luther King to give a speech on the day of his death. A great man taken from us but his legacy lives on.

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"A man who won't die for something is not fit to live." --Martin Luther King, Jr.

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from The Atlantic

How the FBI Tried to Block Martin Luther King’s Commencement Speech

This is a famous picture of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X. Both of these men were Civil Rights activists, and Malcolm X was assassinated in 1965 by Nation of Islam Members, because of their disagreement in his influential messages about Civil Rights.

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"Man is man because he is free to operate within the framework of his destiny. He is free to deliberate, to make decisions, and to choose between alternatives." MLK via Nurture Nature Project

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April 5, 1968, Daily News front page on the assassination of Martin Luther King.

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Bobby Kennedy & Martin Luther King, Jr. were both assassinated in 1968

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