Woman Who Stαbbed Martin Luther King Jr. is 98 and Lives in Nursing Home
The Smoking Gun reportedly tracked down the woman, Izola Curry, who was transferred to a hospital for the criminally insane after stαbbing King.
According to Dr. King, the woman asked him one question before stαbbing him.
“You know, several years ago, I was in New York City autographing the first book that I had written. And while sitting there autographing books, a demented black woman came up. The only question I heard from her was, “Are you Martin Luther King?”
King said that because he wasn’t focused on the woman , he didn’t really have time to react.
“And I was looking down writing, and I said, ‘Yes.’ And the next minute I felt something beating on my chest. Before I knew it I had been stαbbed by this demented woman.
“And that blade had gone through, and the X-rays revealed that the tip of the blade was on the edge of my aorta, the main artery. And once that’s punctured, your drowned in your own blοod — that’s the end of you.”
According to doctors, the tip of the blade was at the edge of King’s aorta. King was photographed in his hospital bed while recovering from his injury.
The elderly woman was 42 when she stαbbed Dr. King with a knife. She was found unfit to stand trial and was placed in a home.
Although Curry could not quite remember the incident, she did recall the year that she’d been placed in a home for the insane. Curry believed at the time that the NAACP was conspiring against her.
King referenced the stαbbing and near deαth event in a speech shortly before his assassination.
Many people are unaware of the tremendous number of sacrifices made by Dr. King and his family for the sake of African American people. Shortly after Dr. King’s assassination, his brother Alfred “died mysteriously” in Louisville, Kentucky. Then, just five years after that, Dr. King’s mother Alberta was murdered while playing the piano at church.
So, the next time you see a black person who isn’t appreciative of the sacrifices in the civil rights movement, please tell them how much was given for them to have the freedoms that they enjoy today.