LBJ on Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. and related media

LBJ on Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

On April 4, 1968, civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. was shot and killed by a sniper while standing outside his hotel room in Memphis. After attending a memorial service the next day, President Lyndon B. Johnson speaks to the nation about the tragedy in a broadcast from the White House.

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  • LBJ on Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.
    LBJ on Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

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    On April 4, 1968, civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. was shot and killed by a sniper while standing outside his hotel room in Memphis. After attending a memorial service the next day, President Lyndon B. Johnson speaks to the nation about the tragedy in a broadcast from the White House.

    Audio Clip (1:39)
  • Stokely Carmichael on Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.
    Stokely Carmichael on Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

    Audio Clip (2:42)

    On April 5, 1968, in a press conference held the day after the slaying of Martin Luther King Jr., civil rights activist Stokely Carmichael predicts the outbreak of more violence across the nation in retaliation for "white America's biggest mistake."

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  • Lyndon Johnson Phones Jacqueline Kennedy
    Lyndon Johnson Phones Jacqueline Kennedy

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    In a December 2, 1963, recorded telephone conversation, President Lyndon B. Johnson expresses his fondness for former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy on the eve of her departure from the White House following the assassination of President Kennedy.

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