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Killing King: racial terrorists, James Earl Ray, and the plot to assassinate Martin Luther King Jr

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Publisher:
Counterpoint,
Pub. Date:
[2018]
Language:
English
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Published in time for the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination, Killing King uncovers previously unknown FBI files and sources, as well as new forensics to convincingly make the case that King was assassinated by a long-simmering conspiracy orchestrated by the racial terrorists who were responsible for the Mississippi Burning murders. This explosive book details the long-simmering effort by a group of the nation's most violent racial terrorists to kill Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Killing King convincingly makes the case that while James Earl Ray was part of the assassination plot to kill King, the preponderance of evidence also demonstrates a clear and well-orchestrated conspiracy. Thoroughly researched and impeccably documented, the book reveals a network of racist militants led by Sam Bowers, head of the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan of Mississippi, who were dedicated to the cause of killing King. The White Knights were formed in the cauldron of anti-integrationist resistance that was Mississippi in the early 1960s and were responsible for more than three hundred separate acts of violence, including the infamous Mississippi Burning murders. The authors have located previously unknown FBI files and sources that detail a White Knight bounty offer, information from an individual who carried money for the assassination, and forensics information regarding unmatched fingerprints and an audio recording of an admission that a key suspect obtained a weapon to be used in killing King. For years, Americans have debated issues with this crime. With Killing King , we are ever closer to an accurate understanding of how and why Dr. King was killed.
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subject_facet Conspiracies -- United States -- History -- 20th century
King, Martin Luther, -- Jr., -- 1929-1968 -- Assassination
Ray, James Earl, -- 1928-1998
title_display Killing King : racial terrorists, James Earl Ray, and the plot to assassinate Martin Luther King Jr
title_full Killing King : racial terrorists, James Earl Ray, and the plot to assassinate Martin Luther King Jr. / Stuart Wexler and Larry Hancock
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Conspiracies
History
King, Martin Luther
Ray, James Earl