Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination: 12 forgotten facts
By Jenée Desmond-Harris, The Root
04/03/2013 11:53:02 AM PDT
04/03/2013 12:06:16 PM PDT
Most Americans know about the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s life's work. But many may have missed or forgotten the full story of his untimely death on April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tenn. To mark the 45th anniversary of the American icon's assassination, we bring you 12 details about his death and its aftermath culled from sources including Stanford University's Martin Luther King Jr. Research and Education Institute.