Tag: Martin Luther King Jr.

King’s Assassination Began Fifteen Year Quest for a National Holiday

On April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was shot as he stood on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. Witnesses point towards the fleeing gunman moments after King was shot. This ended the life of one

Black History Month in the Village: The NAACP and Martin Luther King Jr.

February is Black History Month.  We here at GVSHP are celebrating it by highlighting different sites and locations of significance to African-American history in the Village.  A great source for this is our recently-released Civil Rights & Social Justice Map.  Here are

This Day in History: Robert F. Kennedy Assassinated

On June 5, 1968, Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, as he left the ballroom after giving his victory speech following his win in the California Presidential Primary.  Many believed his primary victory would lead to

King’s Assassination Began Fifteen Year Quest for a National Holiday

Forty-five years ago today, Martin Luther King Jr. was shot as he stood on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. This ended the life of one of the 20th century’s most revered and influential figures.  It also

A Concert In Honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Today would have been Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 84th birthday. The iconic figure of the Civil Rights Movement, assassinated on April 4, 1968, will be honored with a concert this Sunday, January 20th at St. Mark’s Church-in-the-Bowery. As the flyer

A Civil Rights Activist and the Café Society

On this day, April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was fatally shot by escaped convict James Earl Ray while standing on the balcony at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee.  King was only 39 years old. While we look back and

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