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Media Pioneer Xernona Clayton Recalls April 4th,1968

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Today, April 4, is a date that forever holds significance not just for Atlanta but throughout the world. 43 years ago on this day, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated as he stood on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee.

One of the few people to see Dr. King before he left Atlanta was Xerona Clayton. She was working with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

As WABE’s Rose Scott reports, now at the age of 81 Clayton vividly recalls that rainy night in Atlanta.