Newspapers from 50 years ago preserve shock, sorrow of MLK’s murder

Newspapers from 50 years ago preserve shock, sorrow of MLK’s murder

Expressions of sorrow and pleas for calm filled the April 5, 1968, edition of the Las Vegas Review-Journal. By then, most valley residents already knew about the murder of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., so the evening paper’s banner headline focused on the hunt for his assassin.

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