(Meredith) -- Fifty years ago, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was shot and killed while standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee.
King’s assassination on April 4, 1968 marked one of the most significant moments in U.S. history.
Today, the civil rights leader remains an iconic figure whose words continue to inspire people around the world.
Take a look at some of King’s most powerful quotes in the slideshow above.
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