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Events After Martin Luther King Jr's Death
April 9, 1968
Martin Luther King Jr. buried after funeral services at Ebenezer Baptist Church and memorial services at Morehouse College, Atlanta. More than 300,000 persons marched behind the coffin of the slain leader which was carried through streets of Atlanta on farm wagon pulled by two Georgia mules. Scores of national dignitaries, including Vice-President Humphrey, attended funeral. CORE and the Fellowship of Reconciliation sent twenty-three dignitaries. Ralph David Abernathy elected to succeed King as head of Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
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