Martin Luther King Jr. was shot and killed by James Earl Ray at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn., 45 years ago today.
It was April 4, 1968. His death shocked a country rocked by riots, civil discord, and a controversial war.
It sparked nationwide protests, a two-month manhunt and an outpouring of grief for the slain civil rights leader who continues to stand for equal rights, peaceful protests and justice for all.
Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King., Jr on the 48th anniversary of his death