“I’ve been to the mountaintop. And I’ve seen the promised land.”
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was in Memphis, Tennessee to lead a march of sanitation workers protesting against low wages and poor working conditions. His assassination led to riots in cities throughout the United States, and fueled the fires of freedom for generations to come.
In Los Angeles, memorial services were held from the First Methodist Church at 8th and Hill to the Coliseum.
The year was 1968.
Photo from the Los Angeles Public Library