A Child Learns of Dr. King's Murder

Judson Robinson

Judson Robinson recalls a childhood experience when he learned that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., had been killed. "My father was crying in our kitchen. And I asked him as a little boy, 'Whats wrong Daddy ' and he said 'They just shot Martin Luther King...' That was the first time I ever saw any grown man cry ... I knew that something very significant had occurred."
See more of the story of in this edition of Moments in Civil Rights History:
The Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
See more stories about the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King in the following first-hand accounts:
The Assassination of Dr. King: A First Hand Account
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