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MLK’s Mother was Assassinated, too? WHO KNEW!?

I read Alberta Williams King, Mother to assassinated activist and history maker, Martin Luther King, Jr. was also slain on June 30th 1974, while playing the piano at her church.

I was in disbelief while reading the article and I wondered why I had never heard this story before. It was before I was born, but I am I the only one?


While Mrs. Alberta King was slain by a man who claimed he was “sent on a mission” and her death was in a way, by default. According to the NY Times the gunman “told the police that his mission was to kill the Rev. Martin Luther King Sr., but he shot Mrs. King instead because she was close to him.” It made me too wonder, how many more of our history makers’ stories were left out of the books? Then it brought me to the thought that 28 days of “Black History” just simply not enough. There’s no possible way you could learn all there is to know about such a complicated and rich history of activists, ground breakers, policy changers and peculiar people.

I’m giving my self the challenge to use this 28 days more wisely than I have in years before. There’s no way to make up for lost time, but I can look deeper into the stories that have so shaped the society we currently see. I may even be inspired to make some new history of my own, there is still plenty of time to do so, you know?

See photo and Read more of the article on MLK’s mom here.