MLK Visit Planned
Thursday, April 03, 2008
Wilson -- King had stayed on in Memphis to try to settle a garbage workers’ strike rather than come to Wilson, where he was to drum up support for black voter registration, support two black political candidates and, perhaps, lend some support to Wilson garbage workers who had gone on strike a few weeks before. That Thursday was April 4, 1968, and King was in Memphis, Tenn., staying at the Lorraine Motel. He was standing on the balcony when a single bullet from a high-powered rifle killed the civil rights pioneer.