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The Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr

You Can Kill the Dreamer but Not the Dream

MLK was shot on April 4, 1968, at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. The Lorraine Motel is now part of the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, a complex of historic buildings and museums telling the story of the U.S. civil rights movement.

“Yes, if you want to say that I was a drum major, say that I was a drum major for justice, say that I was a drum major for peace, I was a drum major for righteousness, and all the other shallow things will not matter.”

Sermon in Atlanta, February 4, 1968

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