40 years ago this past Friday, 1968, Martin Luther King was assassinated. I was five years old then, but I do not remember this event. Nor do I recall Robert Kennedy's death in the news later that same year. Perhaps my parents & grandparents & teachers shielded me from the news. I was too young to understand.
Here is Martin Luther King Jr.'s last speech in Memphis, Tenn. The following evening, he was murdered. His speech is eerily prophetic; it seems he knows he's going to die.
But he's at peace.