#GAReads | The Witness: Clara Ester, the Lorraine Motel and the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

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"The Witness: Clara Ester, the Lorraine Motel and the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.":

This story is about what it was like to witness the death of Martin Luther King at the Lorraine Motel. And about how, over the 50 years that follow, it will change the lives of those who heard the shot or saw him fall or touched his blood.

Some of the witnesses at the Lorraine — Ralph Abernathy, Andrew Young, Jesse Jackson — are, or soon will be, famous.

Most are not. They’re like Clara Jean Ester, a college student caught up in a local sanitation workers' strike.

Read Rick Hampson's full article at USA Today here…