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Remembering Martin Luther King Jr., who died 51 years ago today

Posted at 8:25 AM, Apr 04, 2019

Remembering the day he was assassinated, The King Center in Atlanta, Georgia tweeted a photo of Martin Luther King Jr. today, with the words, "Recommitting to building his dream."

The center's goal is to educate new generations on MLK's impact that forever changed the country.

King's profound teachings and speeches paved a new path for African Americans in the U.S. and their civil rights. He died on this day in 1968 after being shot in Memphis, Tennessee.

There are still more than 17,000 pages of the investigation into King's death marked "classified," The Hill reports. The political news organization is trying to get that information declassified, but has been unsuccessful so far, according to an opinion article it published this week.