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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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A promo poster for Dr. Martin Luther King to give a speech on the day of his death. A great man taken from us but his legacy lives on.

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April 4, 1968: Civil rights leader, MLK Jr. was shot to death at a hotel in Memphis. The official story was a single shot fired by James Earl Ray from 200 feet away at a nearby motel struck King in the neck. Photo: Ralph Abernathy, with Mrs. King and her children lead a massive march through through the streets of Memphis.

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"If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way." - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Mrs. Martin Luther King Sr. & Deacon Edward Boykin were shot & killed during church services at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta (June 30, 1974). The assailant, Marcus Chennault of Dayton, Ohio (a Black Man), was later convicted & sentenced to death. According to the New York Times, Chenault “told the police his mission was to kill Rev. MLK Sr. (but he shot Mrs. King by mistake). This added "Fuel" to the theory that James Earl Ray DID NOT Act alone.

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All About Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King's Marriage

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