On this day, March 10, 1969, James Earl Ray was convicted of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. after entering a guilty plea. His sentence was for 99 years in prison and died in jail in 1998, aged 70. Interesting fact: Ray was also born on March 10.

James Earl Ray was an American criminal convicted of the assassination of civil rights and anti-war activist Martin Luther King, Jr. Ray was convicted on March after entering a guilty plea to forgo a jury trial.

♍ Christine King Farris (born Willie Christine King on 9-11-1927, in Atlanta, GA) is the eldest and only living sibling of the late Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. She teaches at Spelman College and is the author of several books and a public speaker on various topics, including the King family, multicultural education, and teaching. She married Isaac Newton Farris on 8-19-60. They had two children: Angela Farris-Watkins and Isaac Newton Farris, Jr., who currently serves as CEO of the King…

Christine King Farris (born is the eldest & only living sibling of the late MLK. She teaches at Spelman College & is the author of several books & a public speaker on various topics, including the King family, multicultural education & teaching.

James Earl Ray (1928-1998) was convicted of shooting and killing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Memphis in 1969. Ray fled the US after the assassination and was eventually caught in London. He pleaded guilty to the murder and received a 99-year sentence. He later withdrew his confession and escaped from prison in 1977 but was caught three days later. He died in prison in 1998. His ashes were taken to Ireland because he didn’t want to be buried in the U.S.

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President Lyndon Johnson, after signing the Civil Rights Act, gives the first pen to Martin Luther King, Jr.

President Lyndon B. Johnson and Civil Rights leader, Dr. shake hands while President Johnson signs the landmark Civil Rights Act of

Dr. King's Children Viewing his Body for First Time at the Funeral, April, 1968 | The Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change

King's Children Viewing his Body for First Time at the Funeral, April, 1968 The Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change

Martin Luther King meets with Robert Fitzgerald Kennedy. Both ended up being victims of assassinations. It was a double tragedy for America !

Two influential leaders who were sadly taken too soon for speaking truths many were afraid to hear. (Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr.) And he who speaks no truth, lives.

Mugshots of Freedom Riders, Jackson Mississippi, 1961. I love their faces and the range of emotions. All the tiny and not so tiny smiles, as if they know something. I wonder if they knew they'd win.

Mugshots of civil rights activist Freedom Riders, Jackson Mississippi, 1961.

Mugshots of civil rights activist Freedom Riders, Jackson Mississippi, They fought for the rights of others. We must not ever forget their commitment to the civil rights movement.

The Wives of Malcolm X, Medgar Evers and Martin Luther King Jr.

Betty Shabazz (wife of of Malcolm X) Coretta Scott King (wife of Martin Luther King, Jr.), and Myrlie Evers-Williams (wife of Medgar Evers)

Martin Luther King, Jr. - Mourners at the first of  two funeral services on April 9, 1968 in Atlanta, Georgia, this first was held for family and close friends at Ebenezer Baptist Church, where King and his father had both served as senior pastors.

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Mourners at the first of two funeral services of Martin Luther King, Jr. on April 1968 in Atlanta, Georgia, this first was held for family and close friends at Ebenezer Baptist Church, where King and his father had both served as senior pastors.

Chicago Tribune - WPIX Reporter Marvin Scott Covers Martin Luther King's Funeral - Photos At 6:01 p.m. on April 4, 1968, civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was hit by a sniper's bullet. King had been standing on the balcony in front of his room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, when, without warning, he was shot. The .30-caliber rifle bullet entered King's right cheek, traveled through his neck, and finally stopped at his shoulder blade. King was immediately taken to a…

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Martin and Coretta. The definition of a power couple

Civil Rights Photographer Bob Adelman, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King Outside Montgomery on the Fourth Day of the March, Alabama, Route Courtesy of the Photographer

From wikipedia: ""Pregnancy with 11 fetuses (after Pare)." Giovanni Pico della Mirandola reported the case of an Italian woman, Dorothea, who allegedly gave birth to undecaplets after having given birth to nonuplets. This illustration is a copy of an original by Ambroise Pare from the 1900 edition of Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine"

Feodor Vassilyev (c. was a peasant from Shuya, Russia. His first wife, Mrs. Vassilyev sets the record for most children birthed by a single woman. She gave birth to a total of 69 children; however, few other details are known of her life, s

Officers digging for school bus full of children buried by 3 kidnappers July 1976, California

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On March 21, 1965 MLK, Jr. led the start of a civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama.

On March 1965 MLK, Jr. led the start of a civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. My Father was there.

Theatrice Bailey attempts to clean blood from the balcony, hours after the shooting of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. April 4th, 1968-

Henry Groskinsky—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images Not published in LIFE. Theatrice Bailey attempts to clean blood from the balcony, hours after the 6 PM shooting of Dr.

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