Shows featuring Jerry Williams

  • Democracy Now! Special: Martin Luther King’s Life and Legacy 40 Years After His Assassination Mlk-bwtriple
    The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated forty years ago today. He was in Memphis, Tennessee to march with sanitation workers demanding a better wage. We spend the hour on his life and legacy. We hear from the Rev. Jesse Jackson, who was with King at the Lorraine Motel, where he was killed; Harry Belafonte, who was with Coretta Scott King at the King home in Atlanta on April 4,...
    April 04, 2008 | Story
  • Retired Memphis Policeman: No Black Officers Assigned to Martin Luther King on Day of Assassination Williams
    We speak with retired Memphis police sergeant Jerry Williams about the day Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated. Williams, who worked in the homicide bureau, was twice assigned to head King’s security team on his visits to Memphis, but on the day he was assassinated, Williams says no black officers were assigned to King’s detail. [includes rush transcript]
    January 15, 2007 | Story