How the Guardian covered his assassination fifty years ago

Another Black Friday, a front page story on 6 April 1968 about the assassination of King told how the civil rights leader had walked many times into the cauldron of racial violence in the stoical knowledge that his days might soon be numbered.

The same front page also carried news that President Lyndon B Johnson had proclaimed a day of morning in the US.

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