Saturday, April 4, 2009

New Photos Of The Day Martin Luther King Was Killed (Video)

CNN interviews Life magazine photographer who had exclusive access to Martin Luther King, Jr April 4th, 1968 in Memphis.

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On April 4, 1968, LIFE photographer Henry Groskinsky and writer Mike Silva, on assignment in Alabama, learned that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., had been shot at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis. They raced to the scene and there, incredibly, had unfettered access to the hotel grounds, Dr. King's room, and the surrounding area. For reasons that have been lost in the intervening years, the photographs taken that night and the next day were never published. Until now.

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  1. This is a pretty cool link.

    Gee, people didn't take well to bashing Joe the Plumber - Snarky is trying to generate debate!!

  2. Conservatives LOVE Joe The Plumber! You got pretty beaten up over there, snarky.

    As far as MLK? Yes, a bipartisan thumbs up to these photos.

  3. I'll try to keep stirring the pot...