James Earl Ray Documents
Missouri State Archivist John Dougan gave a tour of the state archives, focusing on their records on the incarceration of James Earl… read more
Missouri State Archivist John Dougan gave a tour of the state archives, focusing on their records on the incarceration of James Earl Ray. After his 1967 escape from the Missouri State penitentiary, Mr. Ray assassinated Martin Luther King, Jr. April 4, 1968. The records included Missouri’s attempt to extradite him from Great Britain, where had fled.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Jefferson City, Missouri, on June 4-7 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Mediacom local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2. close
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