Martin Luther King Jr. Assassination

Filed under:
Civil Rights Events
Event date:
Tuesday, April 04, 2017 (This event repeats every year)
Location:
Memphis, Tennessee
Description:

April 4, 1968

Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated while standing outside his hotel room on the second floor balcony. He was 39 years old. His assassination sparked riots in cities nationwide, prompting several cities to impose curfews.