As he arrived at the Lorraine Hotel in the first week of April 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was accompanied by his familiar inner circle. No stranger as a guest, King and others stayed at the hotel numerous times. And there’s a photo which is now iconic taken on April 4, 1968. It shows outside on a balcony of the Lorraine Motel, Dr. King, Hosea Williams, Ralph Abernathy and Jessie Jackson. It would be last time all would be together — all alive.
Tom Houck was just 19 years old when he became Martin Luther King Jr.’s personal aide and driver. More than 50 years later, Houck is still driving to Atlanta’s historic civil rights sites, but now it’s primarily for tourists. Today, Houck’s civil rights tours of Atlanta are a popular draw for students and people who want to learn more about the city’s rich past. A period in time that Houck experienced first hand.
It’s been called America’s last mass lynching, and it remains unsolved. In 1946, two couples were murdered on Moore’s Ford Bridge between Monroe and Watkinsville, right at the Walton County line. No one has ever been charged in the deaths of George and Mae Dorsey and Roger and Dorothy Malcom. Former State Rep. Tyrone Brooks, a longtime civil rights activist, has worked to bring justice in the case for decades. And according to him, that was also a priority of Dr. Martin Luther King’s.
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Selecting a term
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