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Aides of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King point out to police the path of the assassin's bullet. Joseph Louw, photographer for the Public Broadcast Laboratory, rushed from his nearby motel room in Memphis to record the scene moments after the shot. Life magazine, which obtained exclusive rights to the photograph, made it public. April 4, 1968.

Aides of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King point out to police the path of the assassin's bullet. Joseph Louw, photographer for the Public Broadcast Laboratory, rushed from his nearby motel room in Memphis to record the scene moments after the shot. Life magazine, which obtained exclusive rights to the photograph, made it public. April 4, 1968.

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Civil Rights legal achievements

Civil Rights legal achievements

Harry Truman ordered the armed forces AND the government to be desegregated.

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Dwight D. Eisenhower

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Sent 101st airborne to Little Rock, Arkansas to maintain order.

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John F. Kennedy

John F. Kennedy

Called Coretta Scott King to pledge support while MLK was in jail.

Eventually sent federal protection of freedom riders

Proposed need for civil rights legislation

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