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View Resource Martin Luther King Assassination Conspiracy Verdict

Thirty-five years ago, on December 10, 1964, Dr. Martin Luther King Junior received the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize. This week, Dr. King has again been very much in the news. On December 9th, a Memphis jury handed down a verdict that the 1968 assassination of the civil rights leader was a conspiracy rather than the act of lone gunman James Earl Ray. The verdict was the conclusion of a wrongful...
View Resource United States Department of Justice Investigation of Recent Allegations Regarding the Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Released on June 9, this report, the product of an eighteen-month Justice Department investigation, refutes allegations of a conspiracy surrounding James Earl Ray and the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. and recommends no further investigation. As with the four previous investigations, this 138-page report concludes that there exists "no reliable evidence that Dr. King was killed by...