APRIL 4, 1968 — MARTIN LUTHER KING IS ASSASSINATED
On the day of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination, I was a junior in high school at this point, living in Carlisle, Pennsyvania, the son of an Army colonel. My political awakening was just beginning, and coming from the drill-sergeant school of upbringing, I’m not sure I fully understood the significance of Dr. King until sometime after he was gone. But I remember it happening, and I remember wondering where we were headed as a country.
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