Research Paper On The Assassination Of Martin Luther King Jr.

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The Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr In early April 1968, shock waves reverberated around the world with the news that U.S. civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. had been assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee. A Baptist minister and founder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), King had led the civil rights movement since the mid-1950s, using a combination of powerful words and non-violent tactics such as sit-ins, boycotts and protest marches (including the massive March on Washington in 1963) to fight segregation and achieve significant civil and voting rights advances for African Americans. His assassination led to an outpouring of anger among black Americans, as well as a period of national mourning that helped speed the way for an equal housing bill that would be the last significant legislative achievement of the civil rights era.…show more content…
“…MLK was under covert surveillance…his room was bugged and wired…William Peppers, the plaintiff’s attorney, alleges…that such covert surveillance was usually done by the Army Security Agency implying the involvement of at least 2 federal agencies”. William Peppers pressed him, Liberto, about James Earl Ray, Liberto, a warehouse produce owner, replied, “He wasn’t nothing but a troublemaker from Missouri. He was a front man…A setup man”. The overwhelming evidence of United States government complicity, in the killing of Martin Luther King, found valid by the jury. Martin Luther’s “room was moved from a secure first floor room to an exposed balcony room.” “The FBI acted to cause kings by suicide…illegally spied on King…sent a letter promising to expose alleged sexual misconduct”. “Regular and constant police protection was removed from…King an hour before an hour before the
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