April 4

April 4, 1968 – Rev. Martin Luther King. Jr. Assassinated

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Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. with the New York City Medallion of Honor.

Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee on Thursday, April 4, 1968.  Rev. King, undoubtedly one of America’s greatest leaders who served as a minister, pastor and civil rights leader was shot at the Lorraine Motel and declared dead at 7:05 pm that night.  The life and death of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a motivator for positive change with African Americans.  His principle of non-violent protest was a stimulus for promoting the need for proper civil rights of African Americans.  America was ill-equipped to stop the changes that Rev. King was creating throughout the country.  A bullet stopped his life on April 4, but not his dream.    The life of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. illustrates without question that one person can make a difference in the world.

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Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King