Monday, April 4, 2011

April 4th 1968

On April 4, 1968, at 6:01pm, while he was standing on a balcony at a Memphis hotel, Martin Luther King, Jr., was shot and fatally wounded; he was 39 years old. Only hours earlier King,the voice for racial and economic justice in America, ended his final speech with the words, "I may not get there with you, but I want you to know tonight, that we as a people will get to the Promised Land."

The above statue of Martin Luther King stands above the west entrance to Westminster Abbey in London and was unveiled in July 1998.

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