This guide is divided into 10 different categories. Each is designed to give the researcher ideas on how to track down material relating to King's legacy. In the first category a rare video clip from a 1967 interview with King on the civil rights movement
Currently a Circuit Court Judge in Tennessee's 30th Judicial District, D'Army Bailey has enjoyed a long and diverse career as an activist, a politician, an attorney, a writer and columnist, a public servant, and now, a jurist. A graduate of Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts (1964) and the Yale Law School (1967), Judge Bailey became active in the Civil Rights Movement in the early 1960s and served briefly as a member of the Berkeley California City Council before returning, in 1974, to his hometown of Memphis, Tennessee to practice law
Acclaimed public intellectual and best-selling author Michael Eric Dyson uses the fortieth anniversary of King’s assassination as the occasion for a provocative and fresh examination of how King fought, and faced, his own death, and we should use his death and legacy. Dyson also uses this landmark anniversary as the starting point for a comprehensive reevaluation of the fate of Black America over the four decades that followed King’s death.
On April 4, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was shot and killed in Memphis, Tennessee. Although James Earl Ray was arrested and charged with the crime in a prearranged and rehearsed hearing conducted without cross-examination or challenge by defense, he later insisted he was a pawn in a far-reaching conspiracy. Coinciding with the 25th anniversary, Murder in Memphis provides explosive information and invites readers to decide for themselves what really happened. Photographs.
In this investigation into a murder that changed history, Melanson draws on intelligence community sources and interviews with key witnesses (including James Earl Ray) to point out glaring oversights and illogical conclusions in the official explanation of King's assassination.
Relentlessly investigating the circumstances surrounding the tragic death of America's foremost civil rights leader, this work argues its case for conspiracy in detail after persuasive detail. The book (formerly titled Frame-Up) coincides with the HBO special on the assassination and other documentaries which mark the 25th anniversary of King's death
This book lays lays out the extraordinary facts of the King story - of the huge groundswell of optimism engendered by his charismatic radicalism, of how plans for his execution were laid at the very heart of government and the military, and of the disinformation and media cover-ups that followed every attempt to search out the truth. As shocking as it is tragic, An Act of State remains the most compelling and authoritative account of how King's challenge to the US establishment led inexorably to his murder.
After 18 years of intensive investigation, William F. Pepper has torn away the veil of subterfuge that has hidden the truth surrounding King's death - proving the innocence of convicted assassin James Earl Ray and revealing the evil conspiracy behind the murder of our nation's greatest civil rights leader. Pepper argues that James Earl Ray was not King's assassin, and gathers evidence to support a theory that figures in government and organized crime were actually responsible.
Based on explosive new interviews, confidential files, and previously undisclosed evidence. Killing the Dream not only uncovers the errors of previous investigations--both private and governmental--but resolves the speculation about whether the FBI, CIA, or mafia was involved in the death of Dr. King. Killing the Dream untangles the case's leading puzzles. Was there a mysterious person called Raoul who directed James Earl Ray in the year leading up to the murder? Was the fatal shot fired from the bathroom window of a Memphis flophouse, or from a sniper's perch hidden in a densely overgrown garden across from King's hotel? Did the military have a covert team of snipers in Memphis on the day King was killed?
A fascinating account of the events that led up to the murder of Martin Luther King and the role played in it by James Earl Ray - the alleged assassin who is still incarcerated for a crime he claims he did not commit. Presents a thorough investigation into the murder based on interviews with Ray, the FBI and defence lawyers involved in the case.
James Earl Ray, the man convicted of assassinating Martin Luther King, Jr., tells his side of the story. Ray never had a trial. A few days after he was coerced into pleading guilty, he withdrew his guilty plea. Tennessee law provides Ray with the right to a trial, but his eight requests for a trial have been denied. Now Martin Luther King, Jr.'s widow, Coretta Scott King, has joined Ray in seeking a trial to set the record straight.