The Murder of Martin Luther King Jr.

by John Edginton and John Sergeant {Editors’ Note: In April 1988, John Edginton, a British independent film maker, began an inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Edginton had just completed a film about King’s life (“Promised Land”) and was intrigued by comments by King’s friend, the Rev. Ralph Abernathy, that King was murdered by government forces. By January 1989, Edginton had gathered enough evidence disputing the official verdict that BBC Television agreed to fund a documentary: “Who Killed Martin Luther King?” John Sergeant joined the team as associate producer. The film aired in England in September 1989 and on cable television in this country in March 1990. The following article is derived from information gathered in their investigation and raises questions about government complicity in the assassination of the civil rights leader.} Introduction Equivocation, uncertainty, and doubt have never been fully dispelled […] Read More