“I ain’t had nothing to do with shooting your father.” – James Earl Ray
“James Earl Ray never confessed to killing King. He pleaded guilty. There’s a difference.” – Dick Gregory.
James Earl Ray (March 10, 1928 – April 23, 1998) convicted of the murder of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Before being killed on death row, Ray rescinded his guilt plead in 1997 and had the King Family support. The Family met with Ray and was convinced that he didn’t do the dastardly deed to their father.
Dexter King: ’’I just want to ask you, for the record, did you kill my father?”
James Earl Ray: ‘No, no, I didn’t, no. But like I say, sometimes these questions are difficult to answer, and you have to make a personal evaluation.’
Dexter King: Well, as awkward as this may seem, I want you to know that I believe you and my family believes you, and we are going to do everything in our power to try and make sure that justice will prevail. And while it’s at the 11th hour, I’ve always been a spiritual person and I believe in Providence.”
Ray was never tried for killing the Civil Right giant, because he pleaded guilty to avoid a jury. Outside of the NY Times and other traditional media, there is another conversation that’s taken place for years: “Who Killed Dr. Martin Luther King?” A shocking series has been floating on YouTube, which includes commentary from Dick Gregory, Julian Bond, Steve Cokely, and many, many others.
Cokely does not mince words…and he names names.
Check out all 6 videos below.