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Congressman John Lewis Remembers Martin Luther King Jr.

At the StoryCorps Atlanta booth, U.S. Rep. John Lewis talks to Valerie Jackson about the day 50 years ago that he learned Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had been assassinated.
At the StoryCorps Atlanta booth, U.S. Rep. John Lewis talks to Valerie Jackson about the day 50 years ago that he learned Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had been assassinated.
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Wednesday — April 4, 2018 — marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

At the StoryCorps Atlanta booth, Congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis speaks with Valerie Jackson – wife of former Atlanta Mayor Maynard Jackson – about the day he learned that the world had lost a hero.

This story was recorded in partnership with the Atlanta History Center, which hosts Atlanta’s StoryCorps Booth.