The civil rights leader was shot dead on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel on April 4th, 1968.
Martin Luther King
By adulating King for his work in the Civil Rights campaigns, we have misrepresented the complexity of those struggles and ignored some of the equally challenging campaigns of his last years.
Brian Ward, author of a new book on the links between Rhythm and Blues music and the Civil Rights movement, tells of Martin Luther King’s little-known experiences as a recording artist.
Peter Ling compares the impact of Martin Luther King and Malcolm X on black culture in the 90s.