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Heartbreaking Photos From The Aftermath Of MLK's Murder

As the nation mourns, can hope for Dr. King's dream live on?

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Civil rights leaders on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel point in the direction of Dr. King's shooter.
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Civil rights leaders on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel point in the direction of Dr. King's shooter.

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A worker cleans the bloody scene.
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A worker cleans the bloody scene.

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Civil Rights leaders Will Campbell and Ralph Abernathy comfort one another in King's motel room after the murder.
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Civil Rights leaders Will Campbell and Ralph Abernathy comfort one another in King's motel room after the murder.

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A grieving eyewitness to the horrific shooting awaits interrogation by police investigators.
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A grieving eyewitness to the horrific shooting awaits interrogation by police investigators.

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Reverend Jesse Jackson the day after King's death.
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Reverend Jesse Jackson the day after King's death.

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Demonstrators in Memphis march in protest shortly after Dr. King's assassination.
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Demonstrators in Memphis march in protest shortly after Dr. King's assassination.

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Mourners assemble in Memphis.
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Mourners assemble in Memphis.

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Coretta Scott King leads the March on Memphis just days after the assassination of her husband.
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Coretta Scott King leads the March on Memphis just days after the assassination of her husband.

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Thousands line the streets of Atlanta for King's funeral.
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Thousands line the streets of Atlanta for King's funeral.

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Yolanda King sits in the car with her mother before the funeral.
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Yolanda King sits in the car with her mother before the funeral.

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Mourners embrace at the service.
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Mourners embrace at the service.

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Reverand Ralph David Abernathy with followers of Dr. King.
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Reverand Ralph David Abernathy with followers of Dr. King.

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Former First Lady, Jacqueline Kennedy attends the funeral of MLK.
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Former First Lady, Jacqueline Kennedy attends the funeral of MLK.

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Coretta Scott King at a memorial for her late husband.
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Coretta Scott King at a memorial for her late husband.

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