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Temple Israel event to remember Martin Luther King Jr.'s 1965 visit
Temple Israel event to remember Martin Luther King Jr.'s 1965 visit

Martin Luther King Jr. was surrounded by heavy security when he arrived in Los Angeles on Feb. 24, 1965, to give a series of speeches pushing for voting rights legislation. It was a pivotal point in the civil rights movement, coming three days after the assassination of Malcolm X in New York and a month before the historic marches in Selma, Ala., where police violence against peaceful protesters would ultimately galvanize the country. “I hope nothing happens to me,” King told The Times upon arriving in L.A. But should he be killed, he said, there should be no violent retaliation. One of the venues that King was to speak at that week was Temple Israel of Hollywood. On...

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