Damnit, let's try that again...
From the 5 April 1968 New York Times:
Dr. King's murder is a national disaster, depriving Negroes and whites alike of a leader of integrity, vision, and restraint. The calamity of his loss will require a maximum of self-control and steadiness of nerve on the part of all the American People.
But the cause for which he died will find renewed strength and purpose in the inspiration of his memory, and it will surely triumph, for the cause is just.