Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 23 September 2014

US marks 40 years since Martin Luther King killing

The United States is today marking the 40th anniversary of the assassination of civil rights leader Martin Luther King.

The 39-year-old was shot dead as he stood on the balcony of the Lorraine motel in Memphis on April 4th, 1968.

His killing triggered race riots in dozens of US cities.

The motel where it occurred has since been transformed into a National Civil Rights Museum.

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting? customercare@belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Latest News

Latest Sport

Latest Showbiz