National Civil Rights Timeline 1968

April 4, 1968

MLK funeral

Source: Special Collections, University of Memphis Libraries

Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. James Earl Ray is convicted of the crime.

April 11, 1968

Fair Housing

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The Civil Rights Act of 1968, known as the Fair Housing Act, prohibits discriminatory practices in the housing market.