Martin Luther King Jr. Funeral Services
Rev. King was assassinated on April 4, 1968, while in Memphis, Tennessee, where he had gone to support striking sanitation workers.
CBS News coverage from April 9, 1968, of the funeral services for Martin Luther King Jr. at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. Rev. Ralph Abernathy, one of King’s closest friends, presided. Following the hour-long church service, coverage continued with scenes of the procession as thousands of mourners followed the casket through the streets of Atlanta to Morehouse College, where a public service took place not shown in the program. The film ended with coverage of the internment from South View Cemetery.
Rev. King was assassinated on April 4, 1968, while in Memphis, Tennessee, where he had gone to support striking sanitation workers. close
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William Borders Pastor Wheat Street Baptist Church (Atlanta, GA)
L. Harold DeWolfe Professor (Former) Boston University->Theology
Ralph David Abernathy President Southern Christian Leadership Conference
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