South Bend responds to the Assassination of MLK


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On April 4, 1968, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated by a white supremacist. The news echoed throughout the U.S. We hear from five people in South Bend who remember that day and the immediate aftermath: Charlotte Huddleston, Willie Mae Butts, Lynn Coleman, George Neagu, and Karen White.

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Title music, “History Explains Itself,” from Josh Spacek. Visit his page on the Free Music Archive,

Audio of Robert F. Kennedy's announcement courtesy John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum, Boston, Massachusetts.

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