Book Discussion on An Act of State: The Execution of Martin Luther King

William Pepper talked about his book An Act of State: The Execution of Martin Luther King, published by Verso. The book is about his… read more

William Pepper talked about his book An Act of State: The Execution of Martin Luther King, published by Verso. The book is about his friendship with Martin Luther King, Jr., their work together in opposing the Vietnam War and on the Poor Peoples Campaign, and Dr. King’s assassination. Mr. Pepper argues that James Earl Ray, the man convicted of assassinating Dr. King, was only a “patsy” and that the men who conspired to kill Dr. King -- at least one of whom is still alive -- have never been brought to justice. Mr. Pepper also talks about the 1999 wrongful death lawsuit brought, and won, by the King family against Memphis restaurant owner Lloyd Jowers, on the grounds that he conspired to kill Dr. King. He answered questions from members of the audience following his remarks. close

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Book Discussion on An Act of State: The Execution of Martin Luther King

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San Diego, California, United States
First Aired:
Feb 9, 2003
Last Aired:
Apr 8, 2013

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  • Feb 09, 2003 | 12:01pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 30, 2003 | 8:49am EST | C-SPAN 2
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  • Apr 07, 2013 | 5:01am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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