The assassination of Dr. King, 4 April 1968

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The trail of MLK's assassins leads to St. Louis
By C. D. Stelzer, Riverfront Times, 8 April 1992. In 1979, the House Select Committee on Assassinations (HSCA) concluded there was a St. Louis-based conspiracy to murder the Rev. Martin Luther King. Evidence gathered by the HSCA has been sealed until 2027. James Earl Ray, the convicted murderer of King, claims the congressional investigation itself was a cover-up.
Coalition Demands Release of King Assassination Files, Public Review of Evidence
Press Release, Coalition on Political Assassinations, 6 April 1997. The serious questions that remain concerning guilt and responsibility for Dr. King's death.
Slain leader's family says: Government behind the murder of Martin Luther King
By Monica Moorehead, Workers World, 3 July 1997. King family believes President Lyndon Baines Johnson, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Central Intelligence Agency were responsible for the shooting death of his father, civil-rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. King was assassinated on April 4, 1968.
Retired agents say they monitored King in Memphis
Associated Press, 30 November 1997. Army intelligence agents monitored Martin Luther King Jr.'s public appearances in Memphis in the days before his murder in 1968. Speculation has swirled for years about the possible presence of Army intelligence agents and Special Forces troops in Memphis when King died.
New evidence bared: Who killed Dr. King?
By Vanessa Lewis, Workers World, 9 April 1998. After 30 years, additional evidence has come to light in the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. It reinforces the view of King's family—and much of the progressive and civil-rights movement—that the FBI was part of a racist conspiracy to obscure the identities of the real killers.
Conspiracy Found in MLK Killing
By Sue Anne Pressley, Washington Post, 9 December 1999. A jury decided that slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was the victim of an assassination conspiracy and did not die at the hands of a lone gunman.
Who killed Dr. King?
Editorial, Workers World, 20 January 2000. It's the beginning of a new century. When will the culpability of this country's ruling class political establishment in the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. be acknowledged before the public?
An Act of State: The Execution of Martin Luther King
By Douglas Valentine, CounterPunch, 11 February 2003. Bill Pepper's book, An Act of State: the Execution of Martin Luther King (Verso, 2003), is required reading for anyone interested in how the illegitimate Bush regime will wield its ill-gotten power, not against Iraq, but against dissenters here in America.