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Martin Luther King, Jr. Killed 45 years ago in Memphis

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Today in 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was fatally shot while standing on a balcony in Memphis. Forty-five years later, Reverend King’s last speech still resonates in American historical memory. Reverend King was a strong advocate for worker rights and was in Memphis to support the Sanitation Worker’s strike.