Martin Luther King Jr. in Atlanta
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Lesser known is that King's mother, Alberta King, who also worked with Ebenezer Baptist Church's choir, was killed there while playing “The Lord’s Prayer,” on June 30, 1974 during a Sunday service.
A man in a front pew took out two guns and started firing. According to a New York Times obituary of the killer he was motivated by his “hatred of Christianity” and “because he felt God had told him to.” A church deacon was also killed in the shooting.
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