Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.: Pictures of the historic civil rights leader

Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.: Pictures of the historic civil rights leader

The assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. sent shock waves around the world 51 years ago.

The civil rights leader was fatally shot on April 4, 1968, while visiting Memphis, Tennessee, in support of black sanitation workers fighting for better pay.

In commemoration of his life, take a look back through King’s legacy.

amNY staff