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    1. Photo by Portraits, Etc., 04/68.
    04/1968 - The assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.

     
    2. Photo by United Press International, Inc., 04/68.
    Caption: "04/1968-Memphis, Tenn. - Police carefully put murder weapon into box. Negro leader Dr. Martin Luther King was shot as he stood on balcony of his downtown motel late afernoon 4/4. King was rushed to hospital but died of wounds shortly after."

     
    3. Photo by United Press International, Inc., 04/68.
    Caption: "04/1968-Memphis, Tenn. - Police stand guard in doorway where fleeing man dropped gun believed to be one used to shoot Negro leader Dr. Martin Luther King late 4/4. King was shot in back of neck as he stood on his downtown motel balcony."

     
    4. Photo by United Press International, Inc., 04/68.
    Caption: "04/1968-Memphis-View from Dr. Martin Luther King's room looks toward building from which a sniper's shot is thought to have come late 4/4, killing King. Window circled is that of common bathroom believed to be the room from which the shot came."

     
    5. Photo by United Press International, Inc., 04/68.
    Caption: "04/1968-Atlanta-In an apparent state of shock and fighting back tears, Mrs. Martin Luther King, Jr. arrives back at her home here 4/4 night after learning of the death of her husband, killed by an assassin's bullet as he stood on the balcony of his downtown motel."

     
    6. Photo by United Press International, Inc., 04/68.
    Caption: "04/1968-Memphis, Tenn.-James Orange, staff member of the SCLC gathers cards accompanying floral tributes to their slain leader, Dr. Martin Luther King. Orange is standing at the spot where the assassin's bullet fatally wounded the Negro leader"

     
    7. Photo by United Press International, Inc., 04/68.
    Caption: "04/1968-Memphis, Tenn - Police stand guard on balcony of motel in which Negro leader Dr. Martin Luther King was shot 4/4. King was felled by a single shot as he stood on balcony of his downtown motel."

     
    9. Photo by United Press International, Inc., 04/68.
    Caption: "04/1968-Memphis, Tenn - View through a simulated telescopic gunsight made from the flophouse bathroom window sill shows the scene the sniper saw as he squeezed off the shot that killed Dr. Martin Luther King. King"

     
    10. Photo by United Press International, Inc., 05/68.
    Caption: "05/1968-Memphis, Tenn.-Rev. Ralph Abernathy and Mrs. Martin Luther King stand together on the spot where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. fell dead of an assassin's bullet in this photo taken from the nearby rooming house"

     
    11. Photo from the Public Broadcast Laboratory by courtesy of Life Magazine, 04/68.
    Caption: "ASSASSINATION SCENE -- Aides stand over the mortally wounded Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 4/4 and signal to police below the direction from which the fatal assassin's bullet came."