Newark recalls King's assassination 48 years ago Monday

NEWARK — The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. visited New Jersey just eight days before his death in 1968, making several appearances in Newark, a city where the kind of poverty, brutality and lack of opportunity that King struggled nonviolently against had ignited into deadly rioting the year before.

It’s a struggle that continues to this day in New Jersey, said civil rights activists who gathered in Newark on Monday to mark the 48th anniversary of King’s assassination, which occurred in Memphis on April 4, 1968. 
“I remember the look on my mom’s face going stone …read more

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