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April 1968: M.L. King Jr. is killed in Memphis
This year on January 18, the nation will celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr., born on January 15, 1929. Though he was just 39 when he was assassinated in 1968, the civil rights leader made an indelible impact on the civil rights movement and on the country as a whole.

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  1. I had the privilege of attending some rather extensive college graduate studies on the Civil Rights Movement back in the ’60s. This was shortly after Dr. King’s assassination. I met and was taught by several prominent members of his entourage from GA. Based on what I learned, I do not think Dr. King would be too pleased with the way the movement has evolved. This was graduate work out of Clark U in Atlanta but offered on a local college campus here in VA. I was thrilled to be chosen and later, in a very favorable capacity, helped spearhead this fledgling movement in preparing the public school districts that were faced with court ordered desegregation throughout the commonwealth of VA. I had some interesting and also some threatening encounters with die hard segregationists.

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