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.
Dr. King's assassination shocked the country and triggered the largest, costliest, and most ambitious manhunt in American history.
The search for James Earl Ray lasted more than two months and spanned five countries. Explore the images that tell the story.
Hampton Sides discusses writing the book Hellhound on His Trail, a dramatic account of the search for James Earl Ray after he assassinated Dr. Martin Luther King.