[6th gr.] The Day Martin Luther King Jr. Was Shot

By March 24, 2021Book Recommendations

Just after 6 p.m. on April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King, Jr. is fatally shot while standing on the balcony outside his second-story room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. The civil rights leader was in Memphis to support a sanitation workers’ strike and was on his way to dinner when a bullet struck him in the jaw and severed his spinal cord. King was pronounced dead after his arrival at a Memphis hospital. He was 39 years old.

This book uses drawings and photographs to trace the history of the Civil Rights movement from the American Revolution to the present.

The Day Martin Luther King Jr. Was Shot