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. 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 argued 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 talked 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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