Civil Rights

LIFE's Previously Unpublished Photos from the Day MLK Died

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Tomorrow marks the 41st anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. To mark the date, LIFE has released a series of previously unpublished photos taken in and around the Lorraine Motel on that terrible day. You can view those here. In our April edition, I discussed the life and achievements of T.R.M. Howard, a pioneering civil rights activist and entrepreneur who played an indispensable role in the pre-King phase of the civil rights struggle.

[Via Cliopatria]