It was 40 years ago Friday that Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated.
He's being remembered by those who worked with him. The Rev. Jesse Jackson was an aide to the civil rights leader. Jackson says he sometimes remembers King and the events of that day as though they were playing back in his head. He says he sees King talking and laughing and going to dinner. And then, he says, "it was over."
Jackson says King is beloved today, but was a hated man when he was killed. He says King was trying to live in peace and says "they just blew him away."
Convicted assassin James Earl Ray died in prison while serving time for King's murder. But Jackson says he doesn't believe Ray could have killed King without help.
Jackson spoke to The Associated Press at the site of the assassination in Memphis, Tennessee. He says he doesn't go back there much because he says it's still "a lot to take."