• Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and  the Civil Rights Movement

    Martin Luther King Jr

    National Historic Site Georgia

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Dr. King's funeral wagon

On April 4, 1968 Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated in the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, TN. Hundreds of thousands attended his funeral in Atlanta. President Johnson declared a day of national mourning. During the week following his death, riots erupted in over 100 cities.