Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Was Assassinated 48 Years Ago Today

By Sameer Rao Apr 04, 2016

Today (April 4) marks 48 years since Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.‘s 1968 assasination in Memphis, Tenneseee. King, who was in town to support a sanitation workers strike, was shot down while standing on a balcony at the Lorraine Motel. He was 39 years old. 

Several lawmakers honored the anniversary today on social media: 


Today, we look back to a 2013 Colorlines post highlighting a still-interesting way to revisit King’s 1963 March on Washington and famous "I Have a Dream" speech. Watch "Freedom’s Ring," which uses the speech’s audio for an animated retelling of its important themes.

(H/t The Washington Post)