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.
The murder, the manhunt, and the decades-long investigation — a timeline of events related to the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King.
The search for James Earl Ray lasted more than two months and spanned five countries. Explore the images that tell the story.
Fifty years after Dr. King's assassination, two long-time Memphis residents talk about the city.