By CANDACE ROBERTS
January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968
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Dr. King, Ralph Abernathy, and Andrew Young in Selma, Alabama, 1965, to register blacks to vote.
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“I Have a Dream” Speech on August 28, 1963 at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C.
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Rosa Parks and Dr. King.
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“An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.” ~Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
It was on April 4, 1968 that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, TN on the balcony of his hotel. Many were both saddened and enraged. Riots broke out all over the country. Dr. King was an honorable leader, reverend, activist, father,and an inspiration to millions. He continues to be an inspiration to many today and his memory lives on. He instilled hope in others and fought for the freedom of all mankind! He is the only African-american with a national holiday and now has a memorial in Washington, DC. Today, on the 43rd anniversary of his death, we remember a remarkable man, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.