Who Re­ally Killed MLK and Why it Still Mat­ters

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Fifty years ago, on Thurs­day, April 4, 1968, civil rights ac­tivist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was as­sas­si­nated. Ev­ery­thing else you may think you know about MLK'S death is prob­a­bly wrong.

Ac­cord­ing to the U.S. govern­ment and its vast dis­in­for­ma­tion com­plex, James Earl Ray was the one who pulled the trig­ger on the ri­fle that killed King. They say that Ray killed King with a sin­gle shot fired from his Rem­ing­ton ri­fle while King was out on a bal­cony on the sec­ond floor of the Lor­raine Mo­tel in Mem­phis, Tenn., where King was stay­ing.

The prob­lem with this of­fi­cial story is that it is com­pletely and ut­terly false. The facts of the case show that James Earl Ray did not shoot King and King was also not killed by the ri­fle shot. He was mur­dered later, in the hos­pi­tal’s emer­gency room, where he was taken after be­ing shot by a govern­ment sniper.

Ray, who had left the area be­fore the shoot­ing, was cap­tured and brought to trial. He even­tu­ally con­fessed to the killing and was sen­tenced on March 10, 1969. He re­canted his con­fes­sion but was sen­tenced to 99 years in prison, where he died at the age of 70.

Ray never had a chance to see the civil trial brought by the King fam­ily in 1999 that con­cluded with the ver­dict that oth­ers were re­spon­si­ble for King’s death, as part of a crim­i­nal con­spir­acy. That con­spir­acy in­cluded the U.S. govern­ment and the Dixie Mafia. No one has gone to prison be­cause of that ver­dict.

The govern­ment coverup of the trial has been highly ef­fec­tive and most Amer­i­cans have never heard of the trial, the ev­i­dence pre­sented or its ver­dict.

The Role of Dr. Wil­liam F. Pep­per

So vast and deep are the lies about the as­sas­i­na­tion that for most Amer­i­cans, the true story of Dr. Martin Luther King’s killing is some­thing that even now sounds too far-fetched to be true. It is also a story so well pro­tected that if it were not for Dr. Wil­liam F. Pep­per, the facts might never have come out. Even now, those facts are not well known – but they de­serve to be.

Wil­liam Pep­per is a hu­man rights lawyer who

de­fended Sirhan Sirhan in the mur­der of Robert F. Kennedy and even­tu­ally rep­re­sented Ray as his at­tor­ney (though not in the orig­i­nal case in which he pled guilty). He has three ma­jor books to his credit, in­clud­ing An Act of State, Or­ders to Kill and The Plot to Kill King. That last book de­scribes the full story of Pep­per’s 40-year in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the rail­road­ing of Ray and the true story of the con­spir­acy to kill King. Pep­per lives in New York City.

In the mid-1960s, Pep­per was a jour­nal­ist who had writ­ten ex­ten­sively about the hor­rors of the war in Viet­nam. He met King in 1967, not long after he had pub­lished a ma­jor ar­ti­cle, “The Chil­dren of Viet­nam,” in Ram­parts mag­a­zine in Jan­uary 1967. King, as it turns out, was a sub­scriber to the mag­a­zine, had read the ar­ti­cle and was shocked by the many photographs of war-in­jured chil­dren that Pep­per had taken. King reached out to Pep­per to meet with him in Fe­bru­ary 1967. To­gether, they went through the ex­ten­sive pho­to­graph col­lec­tion and other doc­u­men­ta­tion Pep­per had on the chil­dren in­jured by the war in Viet­nam.

After see­ing all that, King vowed to come out and protest the war in Viet­nam. He and Pep­per also agreed to work to­gether to sup­port a third-party ticket to run against Lyn­don John­son, on peace and free­dom poli­cies. King and Dr. Ben­jamin Spock, most known for his book about child care, would be the can­di­dates. They also agreed to hold a na­tional con­fer­ence on La­bor Day that fall in Chicago. Pep­per was to be the ex­ec­u­tive direc­tor for the event. King pledged to bring many to the event and even­tu­ally to Wash­ing­ton, D.C., not just for his civil rights causes but also to chal­lenge the Viet­nam War.

Like many who heard about King’s killing in 1968, Pep­per was shocked that some­one who had stood for non-vi­o­lence and done so much was killed in such a hor­ren­dous way. He also ac­cepted the of­fi­cial story of the killing that James Earl Ray was the as­sas­sin and set it aside for the time be­ing.

About 10 years later, Pep­per hap­pened to meet with Ralph Aber­nathy, a close col­league of King’s and also an ac­tivist in the civil rights move­ment. Aber­nathy, who had spent con­sid­er­able time talk­ing to Ray, was both­ered by some of what he had un­cov­ered in their dis­cus­sions. Since Aber­nathy was nei­ther a trained in­ter­roga­tor nor a le­gal ex­pert, he asked Pep­per if he would be will­ing to come to the prison where Ray was be­ing held. The pur­pose would be to in­ter­ro­gate him and pos­si­bly learn some­thing new about the killing.

The two trav­eled to Brushy Moun­tain Pen­i­ten­tiary. There, they met with Ray and Mark Lane, his cur­rent lawyer. A psy­chi­a­trist was also present dur­ing the dis­cus­sions that fol­lowed. Pep­per spent five hours do­ing the in­ter­ro­ga­tion.

Re­call­ing that day, dur­ing an in­ter­view in April 2017, Pep­per said: “We came away from that meet­ing hav­ing no doubt that he was not the shooter who killed Martin Luther King. What we didn’t know, of course, is what role he might have played and how he could have been know­ingly in­volved in the case.”

Then there was also the is­sue of Ray hav­ing con­fessed to the crime, es­pe­cially when in front of all of them in this meet­ing he “de­nied vig­or­ously that he had shot Martin Luther King.” Ray’s re­sponse to why he con­fessed is that his lawyer, Percy Fore­man, told him he didn’t think he had rep­re­sented Ray well in the case. Fore­man said that the case was run­ning away from them and Ray was likely to be con­victed. If he didn’t, as Pep­per re­called from the con­ver­sa­tion, “cop a plea and take a sen­tence of 99 years,” a con­vic­tion could re­sult in Ray’s ex­e­cu­tion. Fore­man went on to prom­ise Ray he would fight for a new trial if Ray did con­fess.

The com­bined pres­sure of all of what Fore­man said to Ray, cou­pled with his own feel­ings that the case was go­ing badly, made Ray choose to tem­po­rar­ily con­fess to the crime.

After that meet­ing, Pep­per made the de­ci­sion to come back and visit Mem­phis to in­ves­ti­gate fur­ther. That in­ves­ti­ga­tion and all of its fol­low-ups have taken over 40 years and have con­cluded with the un­cov­er­ing of one of the most sin­is­ter govern­ment con­spir­a­cies ever to hap­pen in the United States.

James Earl Ray Was Picked to Play the Fall Guy

J. Edgar Hoover, the un­hinged and all-pow­er­ful direc­tor of the FBI, did not like King and was con­cerned about his ris­ing power. Though full ev­i­dence on the case is still un­der seal, ev­ery­thing un­cov­ered to date sug­gests that Hoover’s so­lu­tion to King’s ris­ing power was to ar­range to have him killed.

How­ever, just or­der­ing a hit on King would not work. That would leave open the ques­tion of who was ul­ti­mately re­spon­si­ble for the killing and might lead to fur­ther in­ves­ti­ga­tions. So, what the govern­ment did was both to ar­range for the killing and to find some­one to blame for it.

Ac­cord­ing to Pep­per’s analysis, Hoover in­ves­ti­gated where to find such a per­son and even­tu­ally locked in on the state of Mis­souri as a source. He con­tacted the state of Mis­souri and asked the com­mis­sioner of

cor­rec­tions there to pro­duce a pris­oner who was, as Pep­per wrote in his book, “docile, pas­sive, one who could be used … as a patsy in a killing of this sort.” The com­mis­sioner re­searched and came up with Ray.

Ray was a per­fect choice in many ways. Born of a poor fam­ily in March 1928, he grew up in Illi­nois. To help the fam­ily sur­vive, Ray’s fa­ther passed a bad check, try­ing to make ends meet. To avoid be­ing caught, he took the fam­ily to Ewing, Miss., and even changed the fam­ily name to Raynes to avoid be­ing found. When Ray grew up, he was also strug­gling to make enough money to live. He was even­tu­ally con­victed of a bur­glary in California. He later had con­vic­tions for armed rob­bery of a taxi driver and for mail fraud for steal­ing money or­ders in Han­ni­bal, Miss., and then forg­ing them – all of which brought him four years at the U.S. Pen­i­ten­tiary at Leav­en­worth. In 1959, he stole $120 in an armed rob­bery at a St. Louis, Miss., Kroger store. For the re­peated of­fenses, even though they were petty crimes with­out vi­o­lence, Ray was even­tu­ally sen­tenced to 20 years in prison. That prison was the Mis­souri State Pen­i­ten­tiary.

When Hoover was given Ray’s name, he sent Clive Tol­son, his num­ber two man at the bureau, to visit his friend Rus­sell Ad­kins Sr. for as­sis­tance to ar­range for the first step in Ray’s jour­ney to be­come the al­leged King as­sas­sin. That was in 1967.

The Ad­kins fam­ily was a ma­jor player in what was known as the Dixie Mafia. They had also worked with Hoover on a reg­u­lar ba­sis “on a num­ber of other mat­ters,” ac­cord­ing to Pep­per. Based on ev­i­dence later pro­vided to Pep­per by Ron Tyler Ad­kins, “Tol­son would come [into the area to visit Ad­kins Sr.]; he would carry in­struc­tions from the direc­tor and he would carry money to pay off in­for­mants.”

For the trip in­volv­ing Ray, Ad­kins Sr. took Tol­son to the prison. There, they paid the war­den $25,000 to ar­range for Ray’s es­cape. With a great deal of help from the war­den and oth­ers who looked the other way, Ray made his es­cape in a truck trans­port­ing bread from the prison bak­ery.

Ray was on the run after that, trav­el­ing to Chicago, Mon­treal, Birm­ing­ham, Alabama and both Aca­pulco and Puerto Val­larta in Mex­ico. Along the way, he ac­quired a 1966 white Ford Mus­tang that would later be­come quite im­por­tant. He also ac­quired an alias.

The alias was Eric Starvo Galt. Un­like what is of­ten seen in movies and on tele­vi­sion even to­day, the alias was based on a real per­son. The real Eric S. Galt was a se­nior ex­ec­u­tive at Union Car­bide in Canada. He co­or­di­nated over­seas ship­ments to places such as Is­rael, of­ten in­volv­ing highly con­fi­den­tial ma­te­ri­als. For that rea­son, the real Galt had se­cu­rity clear­ance.

To ar­range the alias, Colonel John Downie, head of the 902nd Mil­i­tary In­tel­li­gence Group (MIG), was brought in to help by Hoover or some­one else in the U.S. govern­ment. Downie sent one of his se­nior of­fi­cers to talk with the real Galt and ex­plain the need for bor­row­ing his name for a while. Money may have changed hands to make the fi­nal ar­range­ments, but that was never proven.

The 902nd MIG had a his­tory of un­sa­vory and well­shielded mis­sions. Ac­cord­ing to Pep­per, it was “in­volved in a clan­des­tine joint ven­ture with Car­los Mar­cello’s Mafia fam­ily whereby stolen weapons for U.S. mil­i­tary bases, camps and ar­se­nals were de­liv­ered to Mar­cello’s prop­erty, loaded onto barges and shipped to the Gulf of Hous­ton, where they were off-loaded, repack­aged and sold to right-wing forces in Latin Amer­ica.” Rel­a­tively speak­ing, work­ing with oth­ers on a killing of King would seem to be a rel­a­tively sim­ple mis­sion – if in­deed the 902nd was part of that.

Some­one then pro­vided the alias to Ray to use as he made his way across the United States, into Canada, down to Mex­ico and then back to the United States again. It may have been ar­ranged through a per­son by the name of Raul, who acted as a han­dler for Ray through­out much of what hap­pened next. Raul was also the per­son who bought the Ford Mus­tang for Ray and had it reg­is­tered in Ray’s alias name of Eric S. Galt.

With the pro­tec­tive um­brella of Eric S. Galt’s name, after the prison break, Ray was able to move about eas­ily with­out be­ing dis­cov­ered by au­thor­i­ties look­ing for him. The other ad­van­tage of the alias was that if Ray had been stopped for any rea­son, U.S. govern­ment au­thor­i­ties could call at­ten­tion to Galt’s se­cu­rity clear­ance to say he was in­volved in some­thing se­cret and should not be de­tained.

Ray Moves to Where King Would Be Mur­dered

Mean­while, King was in­volved in his own trav­els. One of those stops took him to the Lor­raine Mo­tel in Mem­phis in early April 1968.

Ray had ar­rived in Mem­phis at the same time. He had been reg­is­tered – as Galt -- into a board­ing house not far from the Lor­raine Mo­tel.

While Ray was there, pos­si­bly at the urg­ing of his han­dler Raul, he re­al­ized he needed to do some­thing about a flat spare tire in the trunk of his car. Since Raul ap­par­ently had oc­ca­sional needs for the car, Ray wanted to make sure that spare tire was fixed. He took

the car to a lo­cal gas sta­tion, dropped off the tire to be re­paired and parked near Jim’s Grill, a lo­cal restau­rant owned by Loyd Jow­ers.

Ray was wait­ing for the tire to be re­paired but then re­al­ized it was go­ing to take too long so he needed to head back out. It is un­clear ex­actly what other co­or­di­na­tion might have been hap­pen­ing to make sure he would be stay­ing where he was, but the restau­rant owner, Jow­ers, was later im­pli­cated as be­ing part of the al­leged con­spir­a­cies that swirled around what hap­pened. Ray even­tu­ally drove out of the park­ing lot.

Ray then heard sirens of po­lice cars, with no knowl­edge of why they were in the vicin­ity and in such large num­bers. As Ray would learn later, King had been shot while Ray was wait­ing for the tire to be re­paired. He turned right at an in­ter­sec­tion onto a street named Vance, where two eye­wit­nesses spot­ted his car and later iden­ti­fied Ray as the driver of that car.

The of­fi­cial re­port said that King had been killed by a sniper stay­ing in a board­ing house lo­cated above Jim’s Grill. That was the trap that put Ray at the scene at the right time to be the per­fect patsy for the killing.

The Par­al­lel Truth of What Hap­pened in King’s Death

While Ray was at one place, mul­ti­ple sniper teams were de­ployed through­out the city from var­i­ous govern­ment agen­cies. All those, along with a man named Frank Strausser, were al­ter­nates for what was a planned as­sas­si­na­tion of King. It was the fed­eral and state govern­ment's in­ten­tion that King would die that day no mat­ter what.

Strausser was a mem­ber of the Mem­phis Po­lice De­part­ment and known to be one of the best (if not the best) sharp­shoot­ers on the force. He was also iden­ti­fied as the pri­mary shooter, ac­cord­ing to Lenny B. Cur­tis, who was a cus­to­dian at the Mem­phis Po­lice De­part­ment gun range. Strausser was also known to be a racist. On the day of the shoot­ing, Strausser had been ob­served prac­tic­ing with his ri­fle all day long. He had also been over­heard to say “King is go­ing to get his head blown off.”

As to where the ri­fle came from, it was ap­par­ently pur­chased – with a scope – by Ray him­self at the urg­ing of Raul. He handed the ri­fle over to Raul at 3 p.m. on April 4, the date of the killing. Ray said he never saw the ri­fle again.

When Strausser shot King, the bul­let did not kill King but in­stead wounded him se­verely. Ac­cord­ing to Pep­per, “The bul­let had en­tered the right lower fa­cial area around the chin, pen­e­trated down­ward and sev­ered the spinal cord in the lower neck, up­per chest and back re­gions.” King was im­me­di­ately rushed to the emer­gency room at St. Joseph’s Hos­pi­tal.

Strausser was be­ing watched by a spot­ter, who was also a cap­tain in the po­lice force. Strausser turned over the ri­fle to Jow­ers, who ran from the scene. Mean­while, Strausser got into a po­lice car up the street and was taken away. A taxi driver who was a wit­ness saw the man who had acted as a spot­ter but never had much of a chance to tell his story. He was killed that night by some­one work­ing for the lo­cal Dixie Mafia.

Mean­while, the .30-06 Rem­ing­ton 760 Gamemas­ter ri­fle that had been used to shoot King was put in a bun­dle, along with nine un­fired .30-06 ri­fle bul­lets in­side a box. It had been left in front of a re­cessed door­way by the Ca­nipe Amuse­ment Com­pany at 424 South Main Street, near where a white Mus­tang (Ray’s) had been seen pass­ing by.

When King was taken to the ER at St. Joseph’s Hos­pi­tal, he was def­i­nitely still alive, ac­cord­ing to nurses who were present there. An­other per­son who was also there was Dr. Breen Bland, the ER’S chief sur­geon.

Bland’s pres­ence there was no ac­ci­dent. He was the fam­ily doc­tor for the Ad­kins fam­ily – the same fam­ily men­tioned ear­lier as work­ing with Hoover’s num­ber two man, Tol­son, in run­ning mul­ti­ple clan­des­tine mis­sions for Hoover. It is also the same fam­ily who were deeply in­volved with the Dixie Mafia.

Ac­cord­ing to Ron Tyler Ad­kins, a boy in the fam­ily at the time, Bland had vis­ited the fam­ily a few weeks ear­lier to help co­or­di­nate what would hap­pen. The boy said he heard Bland say about King: “Please make sure he is not killed in­stantly by the shot. Make sure they take him to St. Joseph’s, so we can make sure he doesn’t leave there alive.”

That Strausser’s shot had missed killing King was there­fore de­lib­er­ate and not a miss. Once King was taken to the ER, only Bland and his trusted con­fi­dants were al­lowed in the room. As a sur­gi­cal nurse was dis­missed from the room to leave them alone with King, she over­heard them gather saliva in their mouths and then spit on King to­gether. A pil­low was then grabbed and held over King’s head and face un­til he died.

It is pos­si­ble King might have died from the wound even­tu­ally any­way, even with treat­ment. But the pil­low and his even­tual suf­fo­ca­tion is what killed him.

Ray’s Es­cape and the Trial

When Ray drove away from the scene of the crime, he ac­tu­ally had no knowl­edge that King had been killed.

Nev­er­the­less, he knew so many po­lice swarm­ing near where he was stay­ing – at the board­ing house – meant it was not a good place to be. He ended up driv­ing from Mem­phis to At­lanta more or less non-stop. From there, he ap­par­ently went to Toronto and from there trav­eled to Eng­land in late May.

Un­be­knownst to Ray, while he was run­ning, lo­cal in­ves­ti­ga­tors – likely with some ex­cel­lent govern­ment tips – had con­tin­ued to look into who might have killed King. They found the bun­dle with the ri­fle and matched it to the bul­let that had struck King.

A woman near the room where Ray was stay­ing also iden­ti­fied the white Mus­tang as hav­ing been parked in front of the board­ing house. The room was opened and ma­te­ri­als in­side were gath­ered that linked Ray to the room – as Eric S. Galt.

Ray’s fin­ger­prints were ap­par­ently also found on the ri­fle that had been used to shoot King.

On June 8, 1968, Ray was caught try­ing to leave the United King­dom on a false Cana­dian pass­port. It was in yet an­other fake name, Ra­mon Ge­orge Sneyd. That name was flagged dur­ing Ray’s at­tempt to fly out be­cause it was on a Royal Cana­dian Mounted Po­lice watch list. The po­lice then searched Ray and found that he had a sec­ond pass­port, with an­other name on it. Even­tu­ally the U.K. au­thor­i­ties made the ap­pro­pri­ate con­tacts and quickly ar­ranged for Ray’s ex­tra­di­tion to Ten­nessee.

Ray was brought to trial and pled guilty to avoid any chance of be­ing sen­tenced to death. He was sen­tenced to 99 years in prison (as noted ear­lier). He later had one more year added to his sen­tence, after he es­caped from prison on June 10, 1977, and was re­cap­tured three days later.

He died in 1998 from kid­ney dis­ease and liver fail­ure caused by hepati­tis C.

The 1999 Civil Trial

After the trial, those who spoke with Ray said he con­tin­ued to pro­fess his in­no­cence in the case.

There was also enough in­for­ma­tion build­ing in what Pep­per had un­cov­ered to sug­gest that Ray’s story had merit – even with­out all the other ev­i­dence Pep­per even­tu­ally ac­cu­mu­lated in the case.

One of the more im­por­tant facts that some­how did not make it into the court hear­ings was that Ray had vir­tu­ally no skills in us­ing weapons of any kind. As Pep­per noted, “When he was in the Army, he did take ri­fle train­ing [but] was me­diocre at best.”

Ray also had no his­tory of be­ing a racist, some­thing that had been al­leged against him in trial.

There was also the is­sue of where Ray was when King was killed. He was a dis­tance away, with the proof of it be­ing that he was in a car head­ing away from the en­tire area – and far enough away from it. There were in fact state­ments from two peo­ple who the Mem­phis Po­lice had in­ter­viewed who had seen the white Mus­tang peel away as Ray drove off in that right turn onto Vance. Their state­ments were found in the bot­tom of a file drawer. They had never been shared with the de­fense, de­spite that they might have helped ex­on­er­ate Ray.

With all the ev­i­dence brought for­ward, in 1999 an­other trial was held in the case after Ray had died. This case was a wrong­ful death civil ac­tion filed by Pep­per on be­half of Coretta Scott King, Dr. King’s wife, and their chil­dren, at their direct urg­ing. The case, King vs. Jow­ers, had only one de­fen­dant on trial, the same Loyd Jow­ers who was found to have been in­volved in so many ways in the killing, based on Pep­per’s own in­ves­ti­ga­tions.

Be­cause of all the time that had passed since King’s death, some key in­di­vid­u­als in­volved in the case were ei­ther miss­ing or de­ceased. Nev­er­the­less, even­tu­ally a to­tal of 70 wit­nesses ap­peared in per­son.

After a four-week trial, the jury adopted a ver­dict that Jow­ers and “oth­ers, in­clud­ing govern­ment agen­cies” had par­tic­i­pated in a con­spir­acy to as­sas­si­nate King. With the ob­jec­tive be­ing to find who was guilty rather than to make money, a fine of $100 was all that was as­sessed by the jury against Jow­ers.

In com­ment­ing about this fi­nal trial, Dex­ter Scott King, one of Dr. King’s four chil­dren, said that the “most in­cred­i­ble cover-up of the cen­tury” has now been ex­posed. As he went on to say at the time of the jury ver­dict, “We know what hap­pened. This is the pe­riod at the end of the sen­tence. So please, after to­day, we don’t want ques­tions like ‘Do you be­lieve James Earl Ray killed your fa­ther?’ I’ve been hear­ing that all my life. No, I don’t, and this is the end of it.”

Since that time, the U.S. govern­ment has re­fused to un­seal other ev­i­dence con­nected with the case. It also con­tin­ues to as­sert there was no con­spir­acy and that Ray was the killer. This lie con­tin­ues to be pro­mul­gated by most me­dia and academia.

The fact that the lie about MLK'S mur­der is so widely ac­cepted de­spite sub­stan­tial and cred­i­ble ev­i­dence to the con­trary should make us won­der how many more Amer­i­cans have been mur­dered by the crim­i­nal en­tity known as the U.S. govern­ment and how it is that the cover-ups can con­tinue for so long and be so widely be­lieved.

How much more of what we be­lieve to be true is a lie?

How can we trust any­thing govern­ment or mass me­dia tell us?

The Plot to Kill King by Wil­liam Pep­per can be pur­chased from https://www.in­diebound.org/ book/9781510702172 Fol­low­ing is the seg­ment of a 1963 speech that MLK is most fa­mous for.

I say to you to­day, my friends, so even though we face the dif­fi­cul­ties of to­day and to­mor­row, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the Amer­i­can dream.

I have a dream that one day this na­tion will rise up and live out the true mean­ing of its creed: 'We hold these truths to be self-ev­i­dent: that all men are cre­ated equal.'

I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Ge­or­gia the sons of for­mer slaves and the sons of for­mer slave own­ers will be able to sit down to­gether at the ta­ble of brother­hood.

I have a dream that one day even the state of Mis­sis­sippi, a state swel­ter­ing with the heat of in­jus­tice, swel­ter­ing with the heat of op­pres­sion, will be trans­formed into an oasis of free­dom and jus­tice.

I have a dream that my four lit­tle chil­dren will one day live in a na­tion where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the con­tent of their char­ac­ter.

I have a dream to­day.

I have a dream that one day, down in Alabama, with its vi­cious racists, with its gov­er­nor hav­ing his lips drip­ping with the words of in­ter­po­si­tion and nul­li­fi­ca­tion; one day right there in Alabama, lit­tle black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with lit­tle white boys and white girls as sis­ters and broth­ers.

I have a dream to­day. MLK'S full speech can be down­loaded from: http://www.tril­lions.buzz/files/mlk­dream_64kb.mp3

James Earl Ray in 1955

Loyd Jow­ers in court. Photo may be copy­righted

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