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MLK honored on 44th anniversary of death

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MEMPHIS (WKOW) -- Wednesday marks a somber day in our nation's history. Forty-four years ago
the Reverend Martin Luther King, Junior was assassinated.  

On April 4, 1968, he was gunned down on the balcony of a hotel in Memphis, Tennessee.  

To mark the 44th anniversary of the civil rights leader's death, Memphis will rename a one-mile stretch of road Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue.

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