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Sunday June 23rd 2024

Posts Tagged ‘Martin Luther King’

MLK Author of A Memoir of Injustice Mayday Bookstore on May 13th 7 PM

Martin Luther King, Jr. was felled by an assassin”'s bullet on April 4, 1968 in Tennessee. The lone gunman, escaped fugitive James Earl Ray, was arrested for the crime and spent the rest of his life behind bars. Case closed. Except for one problem: he was innocent, and even King”'s wife and son agree. A Memoir of Injustice, by investigative journalist Tamara Carter, provides a behind-the-scenes look at the life of Ray, as told to her by Jerry Ray, his younger sibling. As Jerry freely admits, the Ray family was very dysfunctional from the word go. Many members spent time in prison, including the father, and the Ray brothers frequently found themselves in the Federal pen for any number of crimes. The book goes on to tell what it was like to be dirt poor, always on the run and is populated with all the nefarious characters that inhabit that world. The elder Ray had rented a room in Bessie”'s Flophouse on the orders of a mysterious drug smuggler he had met named [...]

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