(WZZM) - Civil rights leader Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was shot and killed 45 years ago Thursday.
The date was April 4, 1968. It was a dark time in the nation's history. Dr. King gave his life fighting for change and today many of those that remember him challenge others to continue to fight.
Take a look at these photos, courtesy of CBS, AP, and others, of iconic moments in the historic life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (Captions by CBS News)
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