It has been 50 years since rev dr martin luther king, jr was shot as he stood on the balcony outside room 306 of the lorraine motel in memphis, tenn. James farmer jr said: dr king would be greatly distressed to garment workers listen to the funeral service for rev martin luther king jr on a. At 6:05 pm on thursday, 4 april 1968, martin luther king was shot dead while standing on a balcony outside his second-ﬂoor room at the lorraine motel in memphis, tennessee news of king’s assassination prompted major outbreaks of racial violence, resulting in more than 40 deaths nationwide and. The king library and archives in atlanta is the largest repository of primary source materials on dr martin luther king, jr and the american civil rights movement in. The autobiography of martin luther king, jr a remarkable book that shows the depth and courage of dr martin luther king jr and many others who fought for.
Watch video martin luther king jr led the us civil rights movement from the mid-1950s until his assassination in 1968 learn more at biographycom. Clockwise from rear left: nipsey russell, harry belafonte, dr martin luther king, jr, coretta scott king at an alabama airport, 1963. Dr martin luther king jr library sjsu library hours meeting room 225 and lecture room 255 on the 2nd floor of king library are available for. Coretta scott king, wife of dr martin luther king jr, leads a silent memorial march in her husband's memory, april 8, 1968. The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it. Martin luther king jr, a baptist minister and president of the southern christian leadership conference (sclc), was the most prominent african american leader in the civil rights movement of the.
The assassination 50 years ago of martin luther king jr was marked wednesday with events in the city where he was born, the city where he was gunned down, and other places around the nation. Martin luther king, soundtrack: freedom writers martin luther king jr was born on january 15, 1929, in atlanta, georgia he was the son of alberta christine (williams), a schoolteacher, and martin luther king sr, a pastor.
Wednesday marks the 50th anniversary of the april 4, 1968, assassination of martin luther king jr yet, while his birthday has become a national holiday and schoolchildren across the nation and. On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the rev martin luther king jr's assassination dr martin luther king, jr.
A young boy grows up in a time of segregationa dreamer is moved by destiny into leadership of the modern civil rights movementthis was martin luther king, jr come hear his story, visit the home of his birth, and where he played as a child walk in his footsteps, and hear his voice in the. Dr martin luther king jr led a movement that changed the world nick cannon, the rev al sharpton and more reflect on the life and legacy of the civil rights icon in et’s exclusive clip fromi am mlk jr, a new documentary airing on the paramount network and bet on wednesday to commemorate the 50th anniversary his assassination. On may 17, dr king speaks to a crowd of 15,000 in washington, dc 1958 martin luther king, jr is nearly killed when stabbed by an assailant in harlem.
Dr martin luther king jr speech at stanford on april 14, 1967 this speech is known as the other america. A public domain martin luther king jr resource site featuring speeches, videos, pictures, quotes, biography, quick facts and trivia. Dr martin luther king jr - the greatest orator for peace and love i ever heard. Martin luther king facts and information about martin luther king's role in the civil rights movement, including the famous i have a dream speech. The rev dr martin luther king jr, more than most civil rights leaders, understood the singular role that television played in documenting the brutality of racial violence on african-americans and eliciting sympathy from white viewers. The rev martin luther king jr stands with other civil rights leaders on the balcony of the lorraine motel in memphis on april 3, 1968, the day before he was assassinated. Building upon the achievements of stanford university's martin luther king, jr papers project, the king institute supports a broad range of activities illuminating dr king's life and the movements he inspired.
Birth and family martin luther king, jr was born at noon tuesday, january 15, 1929, at the family home, 501 auburn avenue, ne, atlanta, georgia. Check out exclusive martin luther king, jr videos and features browse the latest martin luther king, jr videos and more on historycom. Martin luther king jr (january 15, 1929 – april 4, 1968) was an american baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement from 1954 through 1968. Ahead of the 50th anniversary of dr martin luther king jr's assassination, we asked prominent voices to share their memories and reflect on the progress toward achieving king's dream of justice and. Martin luther king jr like an unchecked cancer, hate corrodes the personality and eats away its vital unity hate destroys a man's sense of values and his objectivity. The 50th anniversary of dr martin luther king jr's death is a reminder to work together on racial reconciliation through the church today. Share your dream now and visit the king center digital archive to see more than 10,000 documents from martin luther king's personal collection and.