There is still much debate as to who actually was behind the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.! So many conspiracy theories abound surrounding his death.Here’s just a few from Teacher Vision:
“Since Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination three decades ago, his murder has become endless fodder for conspiracy theorists. Complete with shadowy film noir atmospherics and sensational charges leveled at the highest circles of power, the King conspiracy theories rival the most crazed accounts of Kennedy’s assassination.
These theories gained renewed momentum when King’s son Dexter met with his father’s convicted assassin in prison in 1997. With the blessings of King’s widow and the other King children, Dexter King shook James Earl Ray’s hand and professed belief in his innocence. A second boost to the legitimacy of the King conspiracy theories came the following year when Attorney General Janet Reno reopened a limited investigation into the assassination in August 1998. And finally, in Dec. 1999, a Memphis jury awarded the King family $100 in a wrongful death suit.
The jury professed that the murder was indeed a conspiracy involving bar owner Lloyd Jowers (see conspiracy theory #4 below) and several “unknown” co-conspirators. Few journalists, scholars, or law enforcement officials familiar with the case have given credence to the new court findings.”(End of Excerpt) Read the rest here.
One thing about his death that cannot be disputed is that a whole lot of people mourned his death.The news that Martin Luther King Jr. died was not received well by most Americans.Here’s what Robert F. Kennedy told a mostly black Indianapolis crowd on the night that M.L.K Jr. died,as reported by NPR:
“Kennedy spoke of King’s dedication to “love and to justice between fellow human beings,” adding that “he died in the cause of that effort.”And Kennedy sought to heal the racial wounds that were certain to follow by referring to the death of his own brother, President John F. Kennedy.
“For those of you who are black and are tempted to … be filled with hatred and mistrust of the injustice of such an act, against all white people, I would only say that I can also feel in my own heart the same kind of feeling,” he said. “I had a member of my family killed, but he was killed by a white man.”
Many other American cities burned after King was killed. But there was no fire in Indianapolis, which heard the words of Robert Kennedy.”(End of Excerpt) Read the rest here.Vodpod videos no longer available.
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