April 4, 1968: Martin Luther King, Jr. Assassinated

Forty-four years ago, civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was shot to death in Memphis, Tennessee.

Please click here to watch this American Experience clip of King describing the teachings of the nonviolence movement.

King also shares his thoughts on Malcolm X’s criticism and President Kennedy’s strides to help the Civil Rights Movement.

Source: PBS This Day In History