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Remembering Martin Luther King Jr. On 50th Anniversary Of His Assassination

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr was fatally shot on April 4, 1968, in Memphis Tennesse. King was standing on a second-floor balcony of the Lorraine Motel when the assassin's bullet struck him down.  He was pronounced dead upon his arrival at a Memphis Hospital.  

1010 WINS spoke with his son Martin Luther King III, Ambassador Andrew Young and the Rev. Jesse Jackson who worked with King during the civil rights movement, and those who heard him speak at local churches. 

Martin Luther King III

Martin Luther King III Official Photo
Photo Credit: Denis Reggie
 

Reverand Jesse Jackson 

The Rev. Jesse Jackson and Ambassador Andrew Young were on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel when MLK Jr. was assassinated.

Rev. Jesse Jackson on City Views
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Ambassador Andrew Young

Andy - March on Washington Anniversary, August 1993
Images courtesy: Andrew J. Young Papers, Archives Division, Auburn Avenue Research Library, Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System.

Andy Young - Speaking, March on Washington, Anniversary -1983
Images courtesy: Andrew J. Young Papers, Archives Division, Auburn Avenue Research Library, Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System.

 

Andy Young Speaking at Conference
Images courtesy: Andrew J. Young Papers, Archives Division, Auburn Avenue Research Library, Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System.

Andy Young Speaking at a Press Conference
Images courtesy: Andrew J. Young Papers, Archives Division, Auburn Avenue Research Library, Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System.

 

 

Mayor David Dinkins

David Dinkins Official Photo

The Riverside Church

Last year The Riverside Church commemorated the 50th anniversary of his historic "Beyond Vietnam"  speech, and they interviewed people who were in attendance.

Audio Courtsey of The Riverside Church

Plymouth Church

On February 10th 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered a speech at the historic Plymouth Church in Brooklyn Heights - it was called "The American Dream."
 

 

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