Friday, April 4, 2008

Today Marks The 40th Anniversary Of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Assassination

Sometimes you have to remember and reflect on the good and the bad. This is one of those times. MLK Jr. Rest in Peace.

3 comments:

wisdomteachesme April 5, 2008 at 9:02 AM  

people really need to read as much of his writings as possible....not just the ones that make good commercials and poster!

it would have been nice to meet and know him...well, when i get to heaven...i will.

Mad Hatter April 5, 2008 at 10:01 PM  

To those previously unaware, iit is a situation that seems unfathomable: There is no pension for the Memphis sanitation workers.

Those same men -- whose groundbreaking strike in 1968 lasted 65 days, brought Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to town and who are now accorded with honor and esteem at everything from NBA games to academic conferences -- those same men, when they retire, get nothing more from the City of Memphis.

According to Lorene Essex, the city's director of human resources, the city in 1999 did in fact move to put sanitation workers back into the pension system, to be effective on Jan. 1, 2000. However, she said, the Social Security Administration ruled that the employees covered by Social Security were not able to then transfer back into the city pension system.

sevenofnine April 6, 2008 at 11:36 PM  

Thank you Professor Tracey for posting this rare photo of Dr. King on the balcony of the former Lorraine Motel, now The National Museum of Civil Rights. Earl Caldwell, the famous reporter for the New York Times and New York Daily News was present at the assassination, and interviewed witnesses to the assassination, e.g. Dr. King's chauffeur who was waiting out side in his car, and a homeless person living in the bushes near where the shooter stood and took aim. Caldwell told listeners to his radio program that he wouldn't visit the National Museum because it promotes the official government version that James Earl Ray killed Dr. King. It's sad that generations of visitors will be hearing this lie, unless there is some public protest!

William F. Pepper was Ray's lawyer.
A revised and updated edition of his book:
AN ACT OF STATE - The Execution of Martin Luther King,
just came out in paperback.

http://www.amazon.com/Act-State-Execution-Martin-Updated/dp/1844672859/ref=pd_bbs_sr_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1207534408&sr=8-2

In the book William Pepper details who the sniper was and that in addition, there were teams from army intelligence to back him up, in case he missed!
In a 2003 interview at The Modern Times book store in San Francisco Mr. Pepper (who lives in England) said:
The actual killer most likely was "Earl Clark, a sharp-shooter, who hated King, a racist guy who ran the rifle range for the Memphis Police Department."

http://www.ratical.org/ratville/JFK/WFP020403.html

The story is further updated in Pepper's newly published revised edition. A must read!

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