At this point to minute 26:50, Dr. King calls on Memphis citizens to use their power of "economic withdrawal." The next morning, April 4, 1968, he was shot and killed as he stood on his second-floor motel balcony. He was 39 years old.
This 1982 Hollywood movie, "Gandhi," taught millions of people about Gandhi's life and work. But the creators of the movie were deeply criticized for hiring Ben Kingsley, a white British actor wearing makeup, to play Gandhi instead of hiring an Indian or a man of Indian descent.