Opinions & Features November 20, 2019 at 12:00 pm

Eight celebrities, 8 moments; the last photos of these famous black people will make you miss them

Novieku Babatunde Adeola | Staff Writer

Novieku Babatunde Adeola November 20, 2019 at 12:00 pm

November 20, 2019 at 12:00 pm | Opinions & Features

Martin Luther King, Jr., 39, 1929-1968

Martin Luther King Jr

Regarded as one of the greatest civil rights activists, Martin Luther King Jr fought the good fight for blacks living in the U.S. 

The image on the left shows him with other civil rights leaders on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee on April 3rd, 1968. While the other showed him after he was shot.

King Assassination
Civil rights leader Andrew Young (left) and others standing on the balcony of motel point in the direction of the then-unknown assailant just after the bullet struck King, who is lying at their feet_Photo: allthatsinteresting.com

He was rushed to St. Joseph’s Hospital where doctors opened his chest and performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation. He never regained consciousness and was pronounced dead at 7:05 p.m on April 4th, 1968. 

Mlk Body Being Carried
Police and ambulance workers carry the body of Martin Luther King, Jr. down the stairs of the Lorraine Motel following his assassination_Photo: Joseph Louw/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images
Mlk Assassination Police
Police respond to assassination of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr_Photo: Joseph Louw/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images
Mlk Assassination Street
Bystanders run to search for the then-unknown assassin who shot Martin Luther King Jr., from a building just across the parking lot from the motel_Photo: Joseph Louw/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images

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