The Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Written and narrated by Dr. Hasan Kwame Jeffries. A textual version of this video is available here.

This is a production of Origins: Current Events in Historical Perspective at the Goldberg Center in the Department of History at The Ohio State University and the Department of History at Miami University. For more information about Origins: Current Events in Historical Perspective, please visit

Video production by Laura Seeger and Dr. Nicholas B. Breyfogle. Audio production by Scott Sprague and Paul Kotheimer, College of Arts & Sciences Academic Technology Services. The Origins' editorial team includes Editors Nicholas Breyfogle, Steven Conn and David Steigerwald; Managing Editors Jessica Viñas-Nelson, Lauren Henry and Seth A. Myers and Associate Editor Eric M. Rhodes.

We thank the Stanton Foundation for their funding of this and other Origins projects.