Honor MLK by Studying the 1999 Civil Trial

The Broken Spear Vision

Coretta Scott King: “We have done what we can to reveal the truth, and we now urge you as members of the media, and we call upon elected officials, and other persons of influence to do what they can to share the revelation of this case to the widest possible audience.”    – King Family Press Conference, Dec. 9, 1999.

How many Americans know that in 1999 a jury in a civil suit brought by the family of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. decided that a retired Memphis cafe owner was part of a conspiracy in the 1968 killing of Dr. King? How many Americans know that more than one governmental agency was also implicated in the shooting? In fact, the legal team representing the King family presented the following startling revelations :

  • US 111th Military Intelligence Group were at Dr. King’s location during the assassination.
  • 20th Special Forces Group had an 8-man sniper…

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