Ivan Allen

WH6804-01-12908

Date: 
Thursday, April 4, 1968 - 11:00pm - 11:03pm
Participants: 
Lyndon Johnson, Lady Bird Johnson, Ivan Allen
Location: 
Mansion
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At 6:01 P.M. on April 4, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was shot at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. He was pronounced dead at 7:05 P.M. At 9:07 P.M. that same evening, President Johnson read a short statement for radio and television broadcast from outside the entrance to the West Lobby of the White House. The statement read:

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