Friday, April 4, 1997

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  • 29 Years Later, Who Assassinated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr?


    Twenty-nine years ago today, an assassin’s bullet struck and killed Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as he walked along the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. Today we go back to that fateful day and examine the new allegations by the King family and others that the man serving a life sentence for the murder of Dr. King may not be guilty. We speak with reporter Earl Caldwell and David Garrow, professor of history at Emory University Law School and author of "Bearing the Cross: Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference" and "The FBI and Martin Luther King."

  • Selma and Black Churches

    As we look back today on the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we also highlight some of the present-day struggles that are happening around the South. We are joined by two guests: Rose Sanders, an attorney and co-founder of the National Voting Rights Museum in Selma, Alabama; and Rose Johnson, national program director for the Center for Democratic Renewal, an Atlanta-based research and advocacy organization fighting racial hatred.