51st anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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51 years ago on April 4, Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee.

He was assassinated by James Earl Ray.

Dr. King was a civil rights activist and pastor who promoted and organized peaceful protests. 

King is not only known for his famous “I have a dream” speech, but for the change he pioneered to bring America’s society to where it is now.

He played an important role in advancing the civil rights movement in America and fought racial inequality in a non-violent way.

Dr. Taylor Perry, NAACP President of Berkeley County, said “Why would you assassinate a man who has given his life and all the things that he was trying to do for the good of America, not the United States, but America, all over, peace everywhere.”

Dr. King’s legacy has made a lasting impact on the unity of our country and he continues to inspire people even 51 years after his passing. 

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