On April 4, 1968, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee. June 29, 2018 No Comments Reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Luther_King_Jr. Back to Timeline Related Previous Post Next Post You may also like June 29, 2018 In April 2016, the Charlottesville City Council decides to appoint a special commission– the Blue Ribbon Commission on Race, Monuments, and Public Spaces–to make recommendations regarding the Stonewall Jackson (Thomas Jonathan Jackson) statue in Court Square and Robert E. Lee statue in Lee Park, among other things. June 29, 2018 On Sunday May 12, 1968, Mothers’ Day, demonstrators led by Coretta Scott King begin a two-week protest in support of the Poor People’s Campaign (see timeline entry for December 4, 1967) in Washington, D.C., demanding an Economic Bill of Rights. June 29, 2018 In November 2006, the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania resolves to investigate sources of personal and family wealth from activities related to the slave trade.