The Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. (1993)

Genres - History  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Law & Crime, Politics & Government, Race & Ethnicity, Social History  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. documents the untimely death of the American civil rights leader. The 1968 shooting of King in Memphis, TN, rocked the world. This video provides an examination of the details surrounding the shooting and includes an interview with the first reporter to talk to convicted assassin James Earl Ray. Ray initially confessed to the shooting, but later retracted his statement. The crime continues to raise controversy. King's final days, his murder, and some of the many theories associated with his death are investigated. The Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. was re-released to commemorate the death of Ray, following King's widow's request to reopen the case.

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assassination, Civil-Rights, conspiracy-theories, controversy, declassified-information, FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation), investigation, shooting [crime]