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King is assassinated at Lorraine Motel
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King is assassinated at Lorraine Motel
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A rifle shot stikes King as he stands on a balcony outside his second-floor room at the Lorraine Motel. Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) member Ralph Abernathy runs to the balcony and cradles his friend's head until the paramedics arrive and rush him to St. Joseph's Hospital. Doctors pronounce King dead at 7:05 p.m.

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