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    Default Rarely seen pictures captured on the night Martin Luther King was assassinated

    He is one of the most celebrated figures in modern history, whose murder provoked an outpouring of grief rarely seen.But the extraordinary photos documenting the aftermath of the assassination of Martin Luther King had until now remained in archives, never published. Now these remarkable images shot the night of King’s death April 4, 1968, by Life magazine photographer Henry Groskinsky have come to light.
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    To mark the anniversary of Martin Luther King Day, Life asked Henry Groskinsky, now 77, to reflect on that bleak night and the experience of documenting one of the most momentously sad moments in the country’s history.
    In the hours following the shooting the neighborhood was eerily quiet, Groskinsky remembered.
    'I was surprised at how desolate it all was.
    'But then, people probably thought that the person who shot Dr. King might still be out there somewhere.' Just inches from where King was shot outside room 306, friends and supporters huddled on the balcony. The photographer remembered: 'The people at the Lorraine were annoyed that the media was talking about how there were going to be all these demonstrations. Eventually there were, but not there. Not that night. It was very quiet. I was afraid that it was going to change.'






    Aftermath: These incredible images shot at the Lorraine motel the night of King's death April 4, 1968, by photographer Henry Groskinsky were never published
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    Friends and colleagues gather on the balcony outside room 306, at the Hotel Lorraine, Memphis, Tennessee, just a few feet from where Martin Luther King, Jr. was shot


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    Killer's eye view: Groskinsky shot this picture from a derelict building across the street from the Lorraine Hotel, probably next door down from the room where King was shot from


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    King's still unpacked briefcase in his room at the Lorraine, with shaving cream, brush and his book

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    Shocked members of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference gather in King's room, including Andrew Young (far left, under table lamp) and the civil rights leader Reverend Ralph Abernathy, seated in the middle on the far bed


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    Motel owner's brother Theatrice Bailey attempted to clean blood from the balcony, hours after the 6 pm shooting



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    Theatrice Bailey seems to try to scoop King's blood from the ground into a jar

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    An airplane was sent by the U.S. government to Memphis to retrieve King's body and return it to Alabama








    King's killing sent shock waves through American society at the time, and is still regarded as a landmark event in recent US history


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    Named after him, it could have not been a worse feeling seeing these pictures. Revolutionary man he is still. The man who gave new life to Christianity.
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    Great info as ever, hope your twin learns

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    He lead a whole nation for freedom , yup , no doubt he is a national icon.

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    He was a great man and was the creator of a revolution in America. The Martin Luther King day is a bank holiday here in USA.....
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    - Abraham Lincoln


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    thnxs for liking post ppl........................
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