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Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Hundreds gathered in Memphis today to honor slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

45 years ago, Dr. King visited the city to lead a peaceful demonstration in support of striking sanitation workers.

The rousing speech Dr. King gave ended up being his last.

The civil rights leader was gunned down the following evening, April 4th, while standing on the second-floor balcony of the Lorraine Motel.

A section of the street where Dr. King led protesting sanitation workers is now named '1968 Strikers Lane.'

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