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Murder in Memphis : the FBI and the assassination of Martin Luther King

Author: Mark Lane; Dick Gregory
Publisher: New York, NY : Thunder's Mouth Press ; Emeryville, CA : Distributed by Publishers Group West, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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On April 4, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was shot & killed in Memphis, Tennessee. Although James Earl Ray was arrested & charged with the murder, his hearing-conducted without cross-examination or challenge by defense-raised more questions than it answered. In Murder in Memphis (previously titled Code Name "Zorro"), authors Mark Lane & Dick Gregory examine these questions & more: Why was Dr. King's police  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Martin Luther King, Jr.; Martin Luther King, Jr.
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Lane; Dick Gregory
ISBN: 1560250569 9781560250562
OCLC Number: 27223603
Notes: Includes index.
Originally published: Code name Zorro. Englewood Cliffs : Prentice-Hall, c1977.
Description: xxii, 310 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Part 1. Twenty-five years ago. On the death of great men / Mark Lane --
Twenty-five years ago / Dick Gregory --
Part 2. Martin Luther King and his mission. Martin and Coretta King ; King and Kennedy call ; Birmingham / Dick Gregory --
"Pearls before swine" / Mark Lane --
Birmingham Jail ; "I have a dream" / Dick Gregory --
"A far deeper malady" / Mark Lane --
The last campaign / Dick Gregory --
Part 3. Code name "Zorro." Hoover's FBI ; One man ; The obsession ; The destroy King squad / Mark Lane --
Part 4. Prelude to murder. March 28, Memphis ; March 29, Memphis and Washington / Mark Lane --
April 3 and 4, Memphis / Dick Gregory --
Part 5. The murder. April 4, Memphis ; April 4, Atlanta ; Director Holloman ; April 5, Memphis / Mark Lane --
Part 6. The State of Tennessee vs. James Earl Ray. The case against Ray ; The defense ; The affirmative case ; The plea / Mark Lane --
Part 7. Kaleidoscope. "They/he slew the dreamer" ; The making of an assassin / Mark Lane --
Part 8. For a day in court. The appeal ; The beginning / Mark Lane --
Appendix. The funeral / Dick Gregory --
Speech of Senator Robert C. Byrd --
Percy Foreman Letter --
The right to know / Mark Lane.
Responsibility: Mark Lane and Dick Gregory.

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On April 4, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was shot & killed in Memphis, Tennessee. Although James Earl Ray was arrested & charged with the murder, his hearing-conducted without cross-examination or challenge by defense-raised more questions than it answered. In Murder in Memphis (previously titled Code Name "Zorro"), authors Mark Lane & Dick Gregory examine these questions & more: Why was Dr. King's police protection removed on the day of the assassination-and by whom? Why was the same FBI squad, originally assigned to "destroy" King, then directed to investigate his murder? What did the ballistics tests reveal-or fail to reveal-about the alleged murder weapon? How has the most reliable witness been prevented, perhaps forever, from testifying in court? From an extraordinary assemblage of evidence-exclusive documents & interviews with former FBI agents, King's security guards, eyewitnesses, & James Ear Ray himself-Mark Lane & Dick Gregory present the case as it really was, so that the American public can decide for themselves. Mark Lane is the author of bestsellers Plausible Denial & Rush to Justice. Dick Gregory is a writer & activist who was a friend & co-worker of Dr. King during the 1960s.

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