Photos: When Martin Luther King Jr. Died

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Assassination

On April 4, 1968, at 6:01 p.m., a single shot was fired at King, who was standing on the balcony of his room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis.
(Photo: Commercial Appeal/Landov)

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