Students, faculty remember King 50 years after assassination | News


His legacy still impacts the country years after his assassination. 

As people around the country gather to remember Martin Luther King, Jr., students, faculty and staff at Oklahoma State University also remember the activist for his accomplishments and legacy.

King was born in Atlanta. on Jan. 15, 1929, to Martin Luther King and Alberta Williams. He was one of three children.

Wednesday marks 50 years since James Earl Ray assassinated King in Memphis, Tennessee.

Four days after King’s assassination, OSU students, faculty and professors joined arms in a double-file line and walked across campus in a silent march to honor King. The march began at Old Central, then moved down University…

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