April 7, 2008 The assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King in April 1968 sparked days of rioting in Baltimore. Forty years later, some neighborhoods have yet to recover. University of Baltimore professor Lenneal Henderson leads a tour the city's worst-hit areas.
April 6, 2008 Three days after the Rev.. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated in 1968, performer Nina Simone and her band played at the Westbury Music Festival on Long Island, N.Y. They performed "Why? (The King of Love is Dead)," a song they had just learned, written by their bass player Gene Taylor in reaction to King's death.
April 4, 2008 The assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on April 4, 1968, forever changed the widening struggle for civil rights. Details of the day reveal King's mindset in the hours before he was killed. Also, the Rev. Joseph Lowery, one of King's contemporaries, reflects on the man behind the myth.
April 4, 2008 Today marks the 40th anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. The civil rights leader's eldest son, Martin Luther King III, discusses receiving news of his father's death, and how the civil rights leader's memory should be preserved.
April 4, 2008 Forty years ago today, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. We are observing the somber milestone with recollections from five people who remember that day well: Andrew Young, Roger Wilkins, Donna Brazile, Haki Madhubuti and Michael Eric Dyson.
April 4, 2008 When Robert Kennedy spoke to a largely black crowd in Indianapolis, few knew that Martin Luther King Jr. had been assassinated earlier that evening. In delivering the shocking news 40 years ago, Kennedy compared King's death to that of his own brother.
April 3, 2008 On April 3, 1968, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his final public speech. Hours before his assassination, he spoke of the injustice felt by the city's striking sanitation workers. But, prophetically, he also touched on death and his own mortality.