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Residents in Dr. King's childhood neighborhood reminisce about the Civil Rights leader

Tens of thousands of people are gathering around the world to remember the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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The question that haunts Martin Luther King's last day in Memphis

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It's April 4, 1968, and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. steps outside his room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, and leans over the balcony. 

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Facts about Martin Luther King Jr. you might not know

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. shakes his fist during a speech in Selma, Ala., Feb. 12, 1965. King was engaged in a battle with Sheriff Jim Clark over voting rights and voter registration in Selma. (AP Photo/Horace Cort) Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. shakes his fist during a speech in Selma, Ala., Feb. 12, 1965. King was engaged in a battle with Sheriff Jim Clark over voting rights and voter registration in Selma. (AP Photo/Horace Cort)
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Who exactly was Martin Luther King Jr.? History remembers him as one of, if not the greatest, civil rights leader the world has ever known.

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Slideshow: 10 inspiring quotes from Martin Luther King Jr.

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Fifty years ago, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was shot and killed while standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. 

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Close MLK insiders spied for the FBI and police

One of the photographers who captured the turmoil of the Civil Rights struggle was Ernest Withers and he kept a secret that haunts his legacy.

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Civil Rights curriculum

The world has changed dramatically in the last 50 years and for many students everything they know about Dr King and the Civil Rights movement comes from a history textbook.

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Honoring Dr. King 50 years after his death

CBS46 reporter Mike Dunston caught up with the man who now pastors Dr. King's church and he talked about why the message of justice and equality is so important 50 year later.

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Events to honor King, 50 years since Memphis assassination

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. shakes his fist during a speech in Selma, Ala., Feb. 12, 1965. King was engaged in a battle with Sheriff Jim Clark over voting rights and voter registration in Selma. (AP Photo/Horace Cort) Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. shakes his fist during a speech in Selma, Ala., Feb. 12, 1965. King was engaged in a battle with Sheriff Jim Clark over voting rights and voter registration in Selma. (AP Photo/Horace Cort)
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Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated April 4, 1968, at a Memphis motel, altering the course of history. But his death also changed the lives of those who saw him in the hours before and after he died.

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Metro Atlantians in TN for King commemoration

CBS46 reporter Mike Dunston caught up with several families who made the trip to the site where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was killed.

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MLK tackled many issues in his lifetime. Where are we now?

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Here is a look at five civil rights issues King addressed during his lifetime and where they stand.

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Facts about Martin Luther King Jr. you might not know

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. shakes his fist during a speech in Selma, Ala., Feb. 12, 1965. King was engaged in a battle with Sheriff Jim Clark over voting rights and voter registration in Selma. (AP Photo/Horace Cort) Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. shakes his fist during a speech in Selma, Ala., Feb. 12, 1965. King was engaged in a battle with Sheriff Jim Clark over voting rights and voter registration in Selma. (AP Photo/Horace Cort)
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Who exactly was Martin Luther King Jr.? History remembers him as one of, if not the greatest, civil rights leader the world has ever known.

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