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 January 2000, Randall Robinson’s book The Debt: What America Owes to Blacks is released. June 29, 2018 At the UN, Western countries agree to the appointment of a special rapporteur on racism, but only if the rapporteur’s mandate is expanded to include Xenophobia and Related Intolerance. June 29, 2018 On February 6, 2017, the Charlottesville five-member City Council votes 3 to 2 remove the Lee statue and unanimously to rename Lee Park. In April 2017, the City Council votes 3 to 2 (as with the February vote) that the statue be removed completely from Charlottesville and sold to whoever the Council chooses.