The Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

The Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.
Produced by MPI

“What the media don’t want to tell you about is that Martin Luther King in the last years of his life was a leading critic of U.S. foreign and economic policy. And in fact, at the time in 1967-68, the mainstream media railed against Martin Luther King. A publication said he was speaking like he was a mouthpiece for Hanoi. He was viciously red baited in the news media.”

The Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. examines the details surrounding the assassination of the courageous civil rights leader and the years leading up to his tragic death. It’s a little known fact that the alleged assassin, James Earl Ray, retracted his confession three days after confessing to the murder. This documentary dives deep into the days of the civil rights movements with news clips from the time, numerous footage of inspirational speeches, and interviews with journalists and other civil rights activists. This film also brings special attention to King’s heavy influence on raising opposition to the Vietnam War, economic equality, and American foreign policy.