Martin Luther King Jr.
Heroes of Black History
When Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee, the world mourned. Though just 39, King's work in the civil rights movement had already transformed American and world history. Readers will come to understand the gravity of King's sacrifice as well as discover surprising information, such as an early assassination attempt and an FBI investigation. Historical photographs and interesting sidebars add to the depth of this comprehensive look at one of the greatest heroes of black history.