Friday, April 04, 2008

TDIH: Martin Luther King Jr Assasinated

April 4, 1968

King was cut down April 4 by a rifle slug that tore through his jaw and spine as he stood on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel. James Earl Ray, a petty criminal and prison escapee, pleaded guilty to the murder. He died in prison in 1998.


Anonymous said...

Early [evening], April 4
Shot rings out in the Memphis sky
Free at last, they took your life
They could not take your pride

Ashlee said...

40 years huh? He was a great man that did a lot of great things. They took a whole week at school to tell the kids about him and his life. I think it's important to remember so we don't {as a society} make the same mistakes.