On April 4, 1968, James Earl Ray shot and killed Dr. Martin Luther King. This is the fateful narrative of the killer and his prey, set against the seething, turbulent forces in American society.
Fifty years after Dr. King's assassination, two long-time Memphis residents talk about the city.
The search for James Earl Ray lasted more than two months and spanned five countries. Explore the images that tell the story.
Dr. King's assassination shocked the country and triggered the largest, costliest, and most ambitious manhunt in American history.