40 Years Since MLK Assassination

Thousands march in Memphis, where King was killed 40 years ago.

The Assassination of MLK

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Jackson told The Associated Press that he can rarely return to the scene and that he is still haunted by the news coverage of King's arrival in Memphis. He told the AP, "I remember strangely enough that the news report said Dr King arrived today and gave the room number. It always just kind of stuck in my mind. He is in Lorraine Motel and gave the room number."

At left, police and ambulance workers carry the body of the slain civil rights leader down the stairs of the Lorraine Motel after his assassination. (Joseph Louw/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)

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