The Reverend Martin Luther King Jnr (second right) stands with other civil rights leaders on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 3, 1968, a day before he was assassinated at approximately the same place. From left are Hosea Williams, Jesse Jackson, King, and Ralph Abernathy. Photo: AP

He was a man: the death of Martin Luther King Jnr, in the witnesses’ words, 50 years on

‘Back up, back up, this is my dearest friend. Martin you can’t give up, don’t leave us’

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The Reverend Martin Luther King Jnr (second right) stands with other civil rights leaders on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 3, 1968, a day before he was assassinated at approximately the same place. From left are Hosea Williams, Jesse Jackson, King, and Ralph Abernathy. Photo: AP
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