Thirteen voices. Thirteen people who bore witness to the last days of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. On the 50th anniversary of King’s assassination, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reached into its archives to bring you stories from the people who knew him well and their unique witness to a tragic moment in American history.
In 2008, AJC reporters conducted a series of exclusive interviews with some of King’s closest friends and associates. These interviews are now presented in their entirety as The Voices of King. You can listen to the episodes at the links below, or go to the iTunes store to binge listen the entire series.
Follow the AJC’s extensive coverage of the 50th anniversary of King’s death, including:
The March 21 documentary 'The Last Days of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.' on Channel 2 kicked off a countdown of remembrance across the combined platforms of Channel 2 and its partners, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and WSB Radio.
The three Atlanta news sources will release comprehensive multi-platform content until April 9, the anniversary of King’s funeral.
On April 4, the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s assassination, the three properties will devote extensive live coverage to the memorials in Atlanta, Memphis and around the country.
The project will present a living timeline in real time as it occurred on that day in 1968, right down to the time the fatal shot was fired that ended his life an hour later.
The project will culminate on April 9 with coverage of the special processional in Atlanta marking the path of Dr. King’s funeral, which was watched by the world.