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Remembering MLK's Assassination

On April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King, Jr. was shot and killed in Memphis. To mark the 40th anniversary of the catastrophic assassination, Time has compiled the accounts of the last surviving aides of King-each of whom was within ten feet of their leader when the single shot ended his life.Shockingly,..




On April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King, Jr. was shot and killed in Memphis. To mark the 40th anniversary of the catastrophic assassination, Time has compiled the accounts of the last surviving aides of King-each of whom was within ten feet of their leader when the single shot ended his life.

Shockingly, the aides-Andrew Young, Jesse Jackson, James Bevel, and Samuel "Billy" Kyles-say that despite witnessing everything that unfolded that evening, "no authority from the Memphis Police, the Tennessee State Police or the FBI have ever asked them a single question."



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