Photos of Martin Luther King’s tragic death published by LIFE for the first time

0 Posted by - January 16, 2012 - Blog, Visual art
Martin Luther King — Life Magazine

LIFE photographer Henry Groskinsky captures the scene at the Lorraine Hotel after the shooting of MLK (detail).

Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in the United States, and LIFE has marked the occasion by publishing historic photosgraphs that has been lost for 44 years. Taken on that tragic day by photographer Henry Groskinsky, the images invite us into the scene that played out at the Lorraine Motel immediately following the shooting of MLK.

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