“1963 March on Washington” by US Department of State is licensed under CC PDM 1.0
“HU052225” by Sabatu is licensed under CC PDM 1.0
04 April 1968
Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated while standing on the balcony outside of his motel room in Memphis, the day after his “I Have Been to the Mountaintop” speech. As news of King’s murder spreads, rioting occurs in dozens of cities across the country.