Martin Luther King, Jr.s Last Speech | History

In the spring of 1968, against a backdrop of grave personal danger, Martin Luther King Jr. journeyed to Memphis, Tennessee, to stand alongside striking sanitation workers in a nonviolent demonstration. The peril he faced manifested tragically when he was assassinated in that very city on the 4th of April, 1968.

The visual presents a close-up of a man, earnest and contemplative in expression. Overlay text highlights a significant historical context, referencing the individual’s final speech, and branding from a network known for documenting and presenting elements of history is visible, indicating the still is likely from a documentary or historical feature.

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