Pictures from the day Dr. Martin Luther King died

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  1. lilmisses1014

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    These have never been released until now. It was a sad day in this country, the day Dr. King was assassinated, but some of these pictures REALLY give you a sense of how somber (and sad) the mood was.

    There is one picture that comes with a warning before it (and you have the opportunity to skip it), but I wanted to add that picture #6 may upset and disturb some.

    http://www.life.com/image/51419416/in-gallery/24651
     
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    Wow. Very moving.
     
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    oh my...ty for sharing.
     
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    I remember that night.

    I was just a kid. I didn't even know who Dr. King was. My parents were having a dinner party downstairs. The rule was that we 5 kids had a ton of muchies upstairs, but we were NOT to come downstairs.

    The news coverage interrupted whatever we were watching, and every other channel. Once they got to showing the riots, I knew enough to risk punishment to go downstairs and tell my parents that something big and awful was going on, and that they needed to turn on the TV.
     
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    What a fearsome year 1968 was... what a year of grief and chaos.
     
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    Thanks for sharing.
     
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    The photo of his belongings so neatly packed away is very, very moving.
     
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    You're welcome. :)

    I'm sure you understand what I mean when I say that there were a few pictures that made me take a step back from my computer screen to stare at what was in front of me.

    The shock, grief, and sadness just pour out of some of these pictures.

    ETA:
    JustMe, that picture was one of the ones I was referring to above.
     
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    Thank you for sharing, lilmisses. Very moving. The warning picture was very telling, that someone would take that much time and effort to do that.
     
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    Thank you!:hugs:
     
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    Thanks for sharing!
     
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    Alice... It's something how memories of childhood come back to you. YOU didn't understand it-and yet, it meant SOMETHING enough TO remember.

    I remember being very little (a preschooler) and we had just gotten a new tv. I was so thrilled to be watching it...but every channel had this slow moving parade and people crying.

    Kennedy had been shot, and this was his funeral procession in Washington. Jackie Kennedy in the black veil scared me.
     
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    Yes, thank you for sharing that. So very sad.
     
  15. Ms. I

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    Thanks for sharing! I probably wouldn't have found these on my own for a long time...if at all.
     
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    what a somber moment for our country, thanks for sharing these with us
     
  17. lilmisses1014

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    I found the site yesterday on Drudge Report. :)
     
  18. Ms. I

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    I see! :)
     
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    Wow. Incredibly moving... Especially the photo of the briefcase.
     

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