James Earl Ray was arrested for, and later confessed to, the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The shooting of Dr. King occurred in Memphis, Tennessee on a balcony of the Lorraine Motel on April 4, 1968.
Martin Luther and Martin Luther King, Jr. share some similarities, such as their positions as leaders who changed the world and their religious beliefs. Both argued against the laws and doctrines that ruled their era. Both men had a wife and children.
Just after 6 p.m. on April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was shot and fatally wounded by a sniper's bullet while standing on a second floor balcony at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn. He was in Memphis to endorse striking sanitation workers.
Martin Luther King, Jr. was a humanitarian and social reformer who fought for African-American civil rights during the 1950s and 60s. He was assassinated in 1968.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had four children with his wife, Coretta Scott King: Bernice, Dexter, Martin III and Yolanda Luther King. All but Yolanda are still alive.
Martin Luther King Jr. was an influential leader of the modern American Civil Rights Movement, an advocate of nonviolence and a Nobel Peace Prize winner. He was known as a powerful speaker and is memorialized around the world for his leadership and teachings.
Martin Luther King, Jr. was shot while he stood on the balcony of room 306 at the Lorraine Hotel in Memphis, Tenn. He was in the city to support sanitation workers on strike for better pay and working conditions.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was pronounced dead at 7:05 p.m. on April 4, 1968. King was assassinated by James Earl Ray and was hit by the sniper's bullet at 6:01 p.m. When King was shot, he was standing on the balcony at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee.
Pictures of Martin Luther King, Jr. are available on the History.com and CBS News websites. These sites have galleries dedicated to images of King throughout his life.
King believed in many things, and one was that black Americans should be compensated for all the wrongs that had been done to them throughout history. He stated that by granting these people equality could not realistically makeup for everything that had been done in the past.