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Alberta Williams King, MLK’s Mother also shot and killed

Alberta Williams King, mother of Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated June 30, 1974 at the hands of Marcus Wayne Chenault, 23 years old. The Rev. Martin Luther King, Sr., struck by the violent deaths of his two sons and by the tragic death of his wife Alberta, said at her funeral service on July 3, “I cannot hate any man.”

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from TPM

MLK's Mother Was Assassinated, Too: The Forgotten Women Of Black History Month

On June 30th, 1974, Alberta Williams King was gunned down while she played the organ for the “Lord’s Prayer” at Ebenezer Baptist Church. As a Christian civil rights activist, she was assassinated...just like her son, Martin Luther King, Jr. But most people remember only one.

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from the Guardian

Martin Luther King's mother slain in church: From the archive, 1 July 1974

The Reverend Martin Luther King Sr and his wife Alberta Williams King at the funeral of their son, Martin Luther King Jr, Ebenezer Church Atlanta, 9 April 1968. Photograph: CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images

Every American student knows that Dr. Martin L. King Jr. died from bullet of assassin James Earle Ray, but very few are aware of the murder of his mother Alberta Williams King

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Leaving church after the funeral of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: Coretta Scott King; Alberta Williams King, King’s mother; and Christine Farras, King’s sister. (© Bob Fitch, Atlanta, Georgia, 1968)

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from TPM

MLK's Mother Was Assassinated, Too: The Forgotten Women Of Black History Month

On June 30th, 1974, Alberta Williams King was gunned down while she played the organ for the “Lord’s Prayer” at Ebenezer Baptist Church. As a Christian civil rights activist, she was assassinated...just like her son, Martin Luther King, Jr. But most people remember only one.

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