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King's Last March

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April 4th, 2018 marks 50 years since Martin Luther King Jr. was shot to death at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn. A deep look at the last year of King’s life, reveals the forces working against him, the stresses of leadership, and the work that was left undone. At a time when protests, police re… read more

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6: The Accidental Leader

Clayborne Carson, the director of the King Papers Project, says Martin Luther King Jr. was an "accidental" civil rights leader. Carson argues we created another King -- someone he never was -- the moment he died.

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