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Remembering the Aftermath of a Tragic Event

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Remembering the Aftermath of a Tragic Event

Short | 03:55

We sit down with Lonnie Bunch, the director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, to hear his personal recollections of the events following MLK's assassination.

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April 4, 1968. Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is gunned down on the balcony of a hotel in Memphis, Tennessee. It was all caught on film, tape and audio. So why have we seen so little of it? The well-known photograph of Dr. King's aides pointing toward the direction of the gunfire is iconic, but tells only part of the story. For the first time, a remarkable collection of recently rediscovered footage has been chronologically reassembled. The resulting documentary allows us to revisit the tumultuous events surrounding one of the most shocking assassinations in America and relive history through the voices of the era.

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