Peabody Award Winning MLK: The Assassination Tapes

Network: Smithsonian Channel

In March 1968, sanitation workers in Memphis shut the city down when they went on strike over better pay and working conditions.  Dr. Martin Luther King joined their cause – only to be gunned down by an assassin.  The MLK Assassination Tapes uses news footage of these events to tell this story in real-time, as it happened.