Martin Luther King Jr. spoke at Sacramento State six months before his assassination.

Dr. King came to the campus on Oct. 16, 1967 after accepting an invitation from the University's Cultural Programs Committee.

King's visit drew a crowd of 7,000 to the then-soccer field which is now the Alex Spanos Sports Complex.

Sac State officials say King arrived with just one traveling colleague and talked about the news of the time -- a new civil rights bill; voting rights bill, race riots and civil unrest.