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An Act of State: The Execution of Martin Luther King

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Martin Luther King Jr was the most powerful and eloquent champion of the poor and oppressed in US history, and at the height of his fame in the mid-sixties seemed to offer the real possibility of a new and radical beginning for liberal politics in the USA. In 1968, he was assassinated; the movement for social and economic change has never recovered.

The conviction of James Earl Ray for his murder has never looked even remotely safe, and when William Pepper began to investigate the case it was the start of a twenty-five year campaign for justice. At a civil trial in 1999, supported by the King family, seventy witnesses under oath set out the details of the conspiracy Pepper had unearthed: the jury took just one hour to find that Ray was not responsible for the assassination, that a wide-ranging conspiracy existed, and that government agents were involved.

An Act of State lays out the extraordinary facts of the King story—of the huge groundswell of optimism engendered by his charismatic radicalism, of how plans for his execution were laid at the very heart of government and the military, of the disinformation and media cover-ups that followed every attempt to search out the truth. As shocking as it is tragic, An Act of State remains the most compelling and authoritative account of how King’s challenge to the US establishment led inexorably to his murder.

Synopsis:

The definitive account of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

Synopsis:

'An Act of State' lays out, in hair-raising detail, the facts of the case as it evolved. These tell a tragic story of King's powerful and significant radicalism, government plans for his execution that involved the military and the FBI and the media cover-ups.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [295]-324) and index.

About the Author

William F. Pepper is an English barrister and an American lawyer. He convenes a seminar on International Human Rights at Oxford University and maintains practices in the US and the UK. He is the author of three other books and numerous articles.

Table of Contents

  1. pt. 1. 1. Thebeginning--2. Thetelevision trial of James Earl Ray
  2. 3. Thecontinuing investigation : Loyd Jowers's involvement
  3. 4.New strands and connections
  4. 5.Raul and the Grabows
  5. 6. Theconspiracy deepens
  6. 7.New allies, revelations, and untimely deaths
  7. pt. 2. 8. Thetrial
  8. 9. Theaftermath and a post-trial summary
  9. 10. Avision unto death and a truth beyond the grave
  10. 11. Thestate's case : the how and the why of the assassination
  11. 12. TheUnited States Attorney General's report
  12. Epilogue
  13. Appendices
  14. Notes
  15. Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781859846957
Author:
Pepper, William F.
Publisher:
Verso
Location:
London
Subject:
General
Subject:
United States - 20th Century/60s
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Conspiracies
Subject:
Conspiracy & Scandal Investigations
Subject:
Political corruption
Subject:
King, Martin Luther
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Histor
Subject:
Sports
Subject:
General-General
Copyright:
Series Volume:
CM-8
Publication Date:
20030131
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.4 x 6.4 x 1.2 in 1.355 lb

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"Synopsis" by , The definitive account of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.
"Synopsis" by , 'An Act of State' lays out, in hair-raising detail, the facts of the case as it evolved. These tell a tragic story of King's powerful and significant radicalism, government plans for his execution that involved the military and the FBI and the media cover-ups.
"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. [295]-324) and index.
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