50 years later: Thoughts on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. – News – The Courier-Tribune

Editor’s Note: We asked readers to share their thoughts and memories of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. — how his words and deeds impact what they say and do and the importance of his life and his work on their lives — 50 years after he was felled by an assassin’s bullet.


ASHEBORO — Katie Snuggs does not remember exactly where she was when she got the news that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had been shot — assassinated — in Memphis, Tenn., on April 4, 1968.

But she recalls that she was driving. She pulled the car to the side of the road and wept.

“He was young and energetic, out there fighting for everything that was right,” Snuggs said. “It was just a shock, and I thought to myself, now who is…

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