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"James Earl Ray, Plaintiff-appellant, v. Percy Foreman, William Bradford Huie, and Arthur J. Hanes, sr., Defendants-appellees." United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit. 441 F.2d 1266. 29 April, 1971.

"James Earl Ray: Timeline." CBS News, April 23, 1998.

 The King Center, Trial Information: "Complete Transcript of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Assassination Conspiracy Trial."

Photo Essay, "The Last Days of Martin Luther King, Jr." From the January 9, 2006 issue of Time Magazine.

"Report of the Select Committee on Assassinations of the U.S. House of Representatives." Findings in the Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The National Archives. Washington, D.C: United States Government Printing Office, 1979. 1 volume, 686 pages.

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Abernathy, Ralph.  And the Walls Came Tumbling Down: An Autobiography. Harper & Row, 1989.

Ayton, Mel. A Racial Crime: James Earl Ray and the Murder of Martin Luther King, Jr. ArcheBooks Publishing, 2005.

Frank, Gerold. An American Death: The True Story of the Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Greatest Manhunt of our Time. Doubleday, 1972.

Huie, William Bradford. He Slew the Dreamer: My Search, with James Earl Ray, for the Truth about the Murder of Dr. Martin Luther King. New York: Delacorte Press, 1970.

Knight, Peter, ed. Conspiracy Theories in American History: An Encyclopedia. ABC-CLIO, 2003.

Melanson, Philip H. The Murkin Conspiracy: An Investigation into the Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Praeger Publishers, 1989.

Melanson, Philip H. The Martin Luther King Assassination: New Revelations on the Conspiracy and Cover-Up, 1968-1991. Shapolsky Publishers, 1994.

Pepper, William. An Act of State: The Execution of Martin Luther King. Verso, 2003.

Posner, Gerald. Killing the Dream: James Earl Ray and the Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. Harvest Books, 1st ed., 1999.

Ray, James Earl. Who Killed Martin Luther King Jr.? De Capo Press, 2nd ed., 1997.

Sides, Hampton. Hellhound on his Trail: the Stalking of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the International Hunt for his Assassin. New York: Doubleday, 2010.


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Auchmutey, Jim. "40 Years Later Questions about James Earl Ray Linger." Atlanta Metro News 4 Apr. 2008.

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Garrow, David J. "The Assassin's Name Is James Earl Ray." New York Times 2 Apr. 1997. 

Garrow, David J. "The FBI and Martin Luther King." The Atlantic Monthly, July/August 2002.

Gavzer, Bernard. "The Strange Case Of James Earl Ray." The Herald Tribune [Sarasota, FL] 19 Jan. 1969: 22-23.

Huie, William Bradford. "James Earl Ray Conspiracy to Kill Martin Luther King." Look Magazine, Nov 12, 1968.

Kettle, Martin. "Inquiry Finds Ray Alone Killed King” The Guardian, 10 June 2000.

Lewin, Nathan. "Putting History On Trial." The New York Times, 11 Dec. 1999.

Montgomery, Dennis. "Did James Earl Ray Kill Martin Luther King?" Daily News [Bowling Green, Ky] 4 Apr. 1978: 8a.

"Radio Held The Key To Ray's Identity." St. Petersburg Times [St. Petersburg, FL] 18 Mar. 1969: 7a.

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Van Gelder, Lawrence. "James Earl Ray, 70, Killer of Dr. King, Dies in Nashville." The New York Times, 24 Apr. 1998.

Warner, John G. "Manhunt Of Century Ended In London's Vast Terminal." Times-Daily [Florence, Al] 10 June 1968: 13. 

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