On this day in 1968, Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated. That brutal act of violence robbed the world of one of the most inspiring freedom fighters in history. As we remember his life, let's all do our part to keep bending the moral arc of the universe toward justice.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated 53 years ago today on April 4, 1968. This is Dr. King’s last speech given the day before: “I would like to live a long life... but I'm not concerned about that now."
On this day 53 years ago Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated. He led the civil rights movement using a combination of impassioned speeches & nonviolent protests to fight segregation & achieve significant civil rights advances for African Americans. #CivilRightsMovement
Today we remember Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., assassinated on this day in 1968. He was just 39 years old.
While today is a day for celebration for many people, it also a day to remember the tragic assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Memphis, one day after giving his speech, "I've Been to the Mountaintop."
If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward. *Honoring Martin Luther King on this day
50 years ago today, I learned the painful news that my friend, my mentor, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had been assassinated in Memphis, TN. He was my brother, my leader--that day it felt like something died in all of us.
Today, it was my great honor to proclaim January 15, 2018, as Martin Luther King Jr., Federal Holiday. I encourage all Americans to observe this day with appropriate civic, community, and service activities in honor of Dr. King's life and legacy.
In a historic moment just in time for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, @SECNAV announces that the newest #USNavy aircraft carrier will be named USS Doris Miller#CVN81 . Miller was the first African American to receive the Navy Cross. Full story:
martin luther king day'>Celebrate Martin Luther King Day and all of the many wonderful things that he stood for. Honor him for being the great man that he was!