Truth at Last: The Assassination of Martin Luther King

2018, History  -   6 Comments
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The threat of death was always present for Dr. Martin Luther King during his reign as a peaceful revolutionary. Voices of opposition - some within his own trusted circles - were especially vociferous following his milestone speech against the Vietnam War on April 4, 1967 from the Riverside Church in New York. This created a fracture in the civil rights movement, and deepened displeasure among King's most caustic critics. Exactly one year after he delivered the speech, Dr. King was fallen by an assassin's bullet on a motel balcony in Memphis, TN. Produced by the Corbett Report, "Truth at Last: The Assassination of Martin Luther King" examines the cause and effect relationship between these two events.

In addition to archived photos, footage and stirring audio excerpts from King's most notable speeches, the film's narrative is driven by an interview with William F. Pepper, an attorney to both the King family and alleged assassin James Earl Ray, as well as the author of The Plot to Kill King. At the behest of King's family members, Pepper pursued a potential conspiracy behind the assassination for many years. His findings shed light on a number of glaring inconsistencies within the original investigation, and point a suspicious finger at shadow figures within the military industrial complex among several others.

Revelations contained in the film involve the machinations of FBI director J. Edgar Hoover, Ray's comings and goings both before and after the assassination, the mistaken identification of the murder weapon, and eyewitness testimonies that contradict the widely accepted shooting position of the gunman. Pepper's theory throws direct blame on a member of the Memphis Police Department, and implicates a number of other forces who sought to annihilate King's prominence on the world stage by any means necessary.

Fifty years after King's murder, the United States continues to grapple with race relations, an epidemic of poverty, and global skirmishes that continue to compromise the moral standing of the nation. Perhaps now more than ever, it's crucial that we not only revisit King's mission in life, but the circumstances surrounding his death as well.

Handsomely assembled and well researched, "Truth at Last: The Assassination of Martin Luther King" presents an absorbing alternate history.

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  1. George Kirkman

    Falsus in uno, falsus in omnibus is a Latin phrase meaning "false in one thing, false in everything. Two falsehoods were stated in the introduction. First off it was not a Supreme Court decision that ended the Montgomery bus boycott, but a three-judge panel of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama that made the ruling. Second off the court case had nothing to do with Dr King or the NAACP. Their Montgomery bus boycott was a complete failure. Read Browder v. Gayle.

    Much of the documentary deals with the vilification of J Edgar Hoover. No mention is given to the Attorney Generals Robert Kennedy or Nicholas Katzenbach who he served under. Nor any mention of the Kennedy or the Johnson administrations, both Democrats. If James Corbett is to believe, then Hoover would have been operating in a vacuum, with no oversight.

    Finally The Martin Luther King Jr. Records Collection Act has sealed any FBI investigation, including wire taps until 2027. Only then can the "Truth at Last" come out. But I suspect that date will be extended even farther.

    Sidenote do a search of Dr King and the Highlander Folk School and then do a search on FBI and the Highlander Folk School.

  2. NoToNetworkNews

    I didn't know any of these facts. James Corbett does an excellent job. See his several other excellent videos by doing a search for his name.

    Whether you call it the Deep State or the Shadow Government or the Powers That Be or the Military Industrial Complex(which is only partially telling) or Murder INC. or Satan's Minions or by any more appropriate name; they aren't "the American Government" as @Brian, and likely others conclude.

    They are the cabal of cowardly puppetmasters that hide themselves while hiring maggot minions within govt or insert them into govt, to do their dirty work. Unfortunately they have way too many of their minions in Congress and throughout govt, academia, and the major media(which is easy enough to do, since they own it).

    I am so thankful for independent online news and info websites as well as websites like this where one can obtain a second, much better education.

    1. George Kirkman

      "they aren't "the American Government" They aren't? " maggot minions within govt or insert them into govt, to do their dirty work. Unfortunately they have way too many of their minions in Congress and throughout govt," It sounds like you just listed the entire American government and their propaganda machine "academia, and the major media"

  3. Mick

    Amazing work. Should be covered on every major news outlet around the world.

  4. Brian

    Speechless
    American government AGAIN!!!!

  5. berhe

    thank you for investing your time to save my time.