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Remembering the 1958 assassination attempt on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

September 26, 2019

“Is this Martin Luther King?” That is the question that Izola Ware Curry asked Martin Luther King, Jr., at a Sept 20, 1958 book signing in Harlem. The 42-yearold Curry had a distinctive Southern accent and was neatly dressed in a suit with matching jewelry and sequined cat’s-eye glasses. King was signing copies of his… [Read More]