Timeline: Martin Luther King, Jr. - Part IV
Part IV: New Directions for Civil Rights
|Mid-1960s||1966||1967||1968||Next: The Legacy|
Growing popularity of the black power movement, blacks stressing self-reliance and self-defense, indicates King's influence was declining, especially among young blacks.
King plans Poor People's Campaign; advocates redistribution of wealth to eradicate black poverty.
King is assassinated in Memphis, during visit to support striking black garbage collectors; violent riots erupt in more than 100 U.S. cities.