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Jacque Reid talks to Georgia Davis Powers about the last day of Dr. Martin Luther King‘s life. Powers is famously known for allegations as being Dr. King’s lover, but she’s also the first black female in the Kentucky Senate.

On being at the Loraine Motel the day of Dr. King’s assassination:

“When I opened the door and looked to the right. There were uniformed men coming into the courtyard. I went up the steps and across the balcony. I immediately thought he was dead because that bullet had severed his tie, one inch from the knot.”

On the alleged affair:

“It was not an affair. It was just close friendship. It happens to many people who have the same goals and work together. It’s very inaccurate to call me his lover. I’m not talking about my personal life in that way.”

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