Civil Rights

LIFE's Previously Unpublished Photos from the Day MLK Died


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 To mark the date, LIFE has released a series of previously unpublished photos taken in and around the Lorraine Motel on that terrible day.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.

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