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Extract from President Johnson’s statement on the death of Dr. King, 8 April 1968
(Catalogue ref: FCO 7/865)
FCO 7/865; President Johnson’s statement, 1968


You are a British reporter covering the first anniversary of Martin Luther King’s assassination. It is your job to write a newspaper article assessing his life and death. Read this source carefully and all the other sources in this case study. Find out more on the link below.

Activity: Write an article on the anniversary of King’s death