Who was Izola Curry? And why did she try to kill Martin Luther King Jr.?
Izola Ware Curry enters a New York City police station, Sept. 20, 1958, where she was questioned in the stabbing of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in a department store in Harlem during a book signing. Police said the civil rights leader was stabbed by Mrs. Curry, who told them several "rambling" stories and at times was incoherent. (AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler)
Dr. Emil A. Naclerio, member of the surgical team that operated on the Rev. Martin Luther King, at King’s bedside in Harlem Hospital in New York on Sept. 21, 1958. Rev. King, stabbed by Izola Ware Curry as he appeared at a Harlem Department store on September 20, was still on the critical list after an operation. (AP Photo/PL)