james earl ray

  • April 4, 2008  

    Forty years ago, civil rights pioneer Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on his hotel balcony in Memphis. Judy Woodruff looks back on that fateful day in American history. Continue reading

  • February 20, 1997  

    A Tennessee judge ruled that new technology could determine whether James Earl Ray’s rifle killed civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. in 1968. Ray, 68, pleaded guilty to murder in 1969 but reversed himself almost immediately and has been requesting a trial ever since. Continue reading

  • February 20, 1997  

    A Tennessee judge ruled that new technology could determine whether James Earl Ray’s rifle killed civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. in 1968. Ray, 68, pleaded guilty to murder in 1969 but reversed himself almost immediately and has been requesting a trial ever since. Jesse Jackson joins the debate. Continue reading