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Camilla Wilson stands beside an OH-6 Cayuse helicopter, also called a LOACH, while in Vietnam about 1969 as a war correspondent for a group of Southern newspapers. Special to The Forum

MSUM professor in Memphis on day King was assassinated; Daughter of Deep South came of age during turbulent era for US

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MOORHEAD - Camilla Wilson remembers the day Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated.

She happened to be in Memphis, Tenn., on April 4, 1968, picking up photography supplies for a newsletter she was working on for a literacy program.

That evening, King was felled by an assassin's bullet on the balcony of his hotel, dying at a hospital later that night.

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