US then and now: Reflecting on 50 years since MLK's assassination

Martin Luther King's assassination was one of many events that defined 1968 as a year of political, social and emotional chaos, but what has United States learned 50 years on?

    Half a century ago this week, civil rights leader Martin Luther King was assassinated in the US city of Memphis.

    His death was one of many events that defined 1968 as a year of political, social and emotional chaos.

    Al Jazeera's Rosiland Jordan looks at what shaped that year and the parallels with modern day United States.


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