The US civil rights leader who fought for racial equality, opposed the Vietnam War, and demanded a world based on social and economic justice was assassinated 48 years today
In this April 3, 1968 file photo, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., second from right, stands with other civil rights leaders on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn., a day before he was assassinated at approximately the same place. From left are Hosea Williams, Jesse Jackson, King, and Ralph Abernathy. (AP)
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