Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Assassination: Rare Images from the Day

On the evening April 4, 1968 a shot rang out aimed at Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., striking him in the chin and neck, almost certainly killing him instantly. The murder sent the country into a tailspin and changed the outcome of the Civil Rights movement. Several photos taken for EBONY and others from the Associated Press have been stored in the EBONY archives for decades tell part of the story of that fateful day.

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