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Inside the international manhunt for Martin Luther King Jr.'s killer
Thousands of FBI agents spent months hunting down every lead looking for Martin Luther King Jr .’s assassin, but the final crack in the case came almost by accident. King was fatally shot 50 years ago today, on April 4, 1968, while standing on a motel balcony in Memphis. The massive manhunt for his
At 86, Andrew Young recalls horror of witnessing moment Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis
In the hour before he stepped out onto the second-floor balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis and became the most famous martyr of the civil rights movement, Martin Luther King Jr. started a pillow fight. Andrew Young, the former ambassador to the United Nations, Georgia congressman and mayor of
What you need to know about the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.
A half-century ago, Martin Luther King Jr. traveled to Memphis to support and bring attention to a strike by more than 1,300 city sanitation workers, but the journey to Tennessee would cost him his life. Fifty years have passed since one of the nation's most harrowing episodes unfolded, when at
This Week in History: April 3-9
ABC News' Jonathan Karl looks back at great moments in history, politics and pop culture.
Martin Luther King Biopics Crawling to the Big Screen
Hollywood has long tried to bring the life of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. to the big screen and now, 50 years after he marched on Washington, there are three biopics in the works. Despite the magnitude of King's life -- or perhaps because of it -- Hollywood has yet to bring the story of the
The Murder of Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr. was shot and killed by James Earl Ray at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn., 45 years ago, on April 4, 1968. His death shocked a country rocked by riots, civil discord, and a controversial war. It sparked nationwide protests, a...
11 Facts About the FBI Top-10 Fugitive List
Although FBI top-10 fugitive Adam Mayes , wanted for murder and kidnapping two Tennessee girls, was apprehended after only being on the FBI's Top 10 Most Wanted list for 29 hours, his case was not one of the fastest to be closed. Here are some other facts about the Top Ten List. Billy Austin Bryant
April 4: Martin Luther King, Jr. Assassinated 1968
1968 Martin Luther King, Jr. Assassinated The 39-year-old civil rights activist was shot by James Earl Ray outside of his room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn. Martin Luther King Jr. had been in Memphis for a sanitation workers’ strike. King led and supported...
Assassin's Lawyer Says Sirhan Sirhan Was Brainwashed
On Eve of Parole Hearing, RFK's Assassin Says He Doesn't Remember the Shooting