The 1968 assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. changed Atlanta and the nation forever. This exclusive, interactive story -- which includes never-released interviews with some of King's closest associates -- captures the events surrounding that April day. It represents the combined reporting efforts of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Channel 2 Action News and WSB Radio.
Newly discovered photos and rarely seen videos of King's April 9, 1968 funeral procession through downtown Atlanta.
Live interviews with AJC reporters from 2008 by those who knew MLK best.
There are people still living who knew King in everyday life, before he became an international icon.
What the world looked like on the morning of April 4, 1968 and how it would change after MLK's death.
A critical look at how The Atlanta Constitution and The Atlanta Journal covered MLK during his lifetime.
The AJC, Channel 2 Action News and WSB Radio are sharing their collective archives and reporting on events marking the anniversary of King's death.
Who is the mysterious woman who tried to assassinate King in Harlem in 1958?
Photos: Learn the stories behind these memorable depictions of King
The March 21 documentary 'The Last Days of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.' on Channel 2 kicked off a countdown of remembrance across the combined platforms of Channel 2 and its partners, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and WSB Radio. On April 4, the 50th anniversary of Dr. King's assassination, the three properties will devote extensive live coverage to the memorials in Atlanta, Memphis and around the country. On the @HonoringMLK Twitter feed, look for a living timeline in real time as it occurred on that day in 1968. The project will culminate on April 9 with coverage of the special processional in Atlanta marking the path of Dr. King's funeral.
A panel discussion with Bernice King, Andrew Young, Xernona Clayton, David Garrow, Hank Klibanoff and Shirley Franklin