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The Widows: Jacqueline Kennedy pays her respects to Coretta Scott King, before the funeral of the murdered Martin Luther King, Jr. This day, 1968 (Photo: Maurice Sorrell) (more)

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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.

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Today, some 53 years on from the day of his assassination, let us not forget for a moment where Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was when he was killed. He was standing with exploited workers in Memphis, Tennessee. That was then, and here we are now. The struggle continues.

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 

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It was on this day in 1968 that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated as he stood on a hotel balcony in Memphis, Tennessee. Today we take a look back at inspiring quotes in honor of his legacy:

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"I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people, will get to the Promised Land." On this day in 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee.

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Today we remember Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., assassinated on this day in 1968. He was just 39 years old.

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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."

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. would have been 92 today. In his honor, let’s commit to fighting for the very best of who we are so that we can one day live up to the ideals of dignity and justice for all.

@realDonaldTrump  Phenomenal President. Quite possibly the USA ?. Most certainly one of them anyway, as he sits atop the shoulders of many amazing giants that came before him. No easy feet. Early stages of term also. Incredible. Congrats and Happy Martin Luther King Jr. day America ??❤️??

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was my hero, my mentor, my friend, and my brother. We honor his legacy by celebrating this holiday as a day on, not a day off. It is a day of action, a day of love, to give of ourselves to others and begin anew the building of the beloved community.

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.

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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!

January 16th was Dr. Martin Luther King Birthday January 17th is Muhammad Ali Birthday and May 5th is Pacquiao ass whooping day

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