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Dr. Martin Luther King,Jr.,Baptist minister and civil rights activist, was assassinated in Memphis, TN, on this date in 1968. James Earl Ray was convicted of his murder.  

Born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1954, the Reverend Alfred “Al” Sharpton has been preaching since age four. He was licensed and ordained at age nine. In 1971, he founded the National Youth Movement and for seventeen years led the organization, registering young people to vote and giving them job opportunities. His direct-action and civil […]