April 4, 1968 — Martin Luther King Jr., clergyman and Nobel Peace Prize laureate who was known for his use of nonviolence and civil disobedience, was fatally shot at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. James Earl Ray, a fugitive from the Missouri State Penitentiary, was arrested on June 8, 1968 in London at Heathrow Airport, extradited to the United States, and charged with the crime.

  6 comments for “This Day in History

  1. alstacer
    April 6, 2018 at 4:48 PM

    The courage of non-violence frightens the fearful into violence and slowly, so slowly that courage is recognized creating hope. Hope shall overcome. Thanks for the reminder.

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  2. April 4, 2018 at 7:32 PM

    And the horrors continue. Our country continues to slide closer and closer to the brink. And when we slide into the abyss, how many will care?

    Liked by 1 person

    • April 5, 2018 at 7:31 AM

      A good point, Angeline. We seem to be in some kind of Cyber-Civil War and it’s scary.


  3. April 4, 2018 at 4:15 PM

    I can not bring myself to cllick ‘like’. I appreciate you naming this sad day.

    Liked by 1 person

    • April 4, 2018 at 4:26 PM

      The events in Memphis on this day are too big to ignore. The fact that you left a comment to acknowledge them speaks volumes. Thank you.

      Liked by 1 person

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