Black Power

Civil Rights
The non-violent civil rights movement, led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was already being challenged by those who were willing to express themselves in riots fueled by anger and poverty. Dr. King was killed in April.

Dr. M.L. King, Jr. and friends moments before his death
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and aides, standing at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis moments before he was shot on April 4, 1968 at age 39.

James Earl Ray

James Earl Ray was convicted of the killing.



This website is currently under development and will be updated periodically. Images are from the editor's collecton of photos, and scans from print journals from 1968. If you would like to offer comments or suggestions contact the webmaster at thatwasthen1968@gmail.com

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