Activist / Comedian Dick Gregory on the Martin Luther King Assassination + (RIP Rev)
Many folk have heard that the Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr. made the comment that the U.S. government [was/is] “the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today”. This was in context to a speech delivered on April 4, 1967 (which became his Death day) at Riverside Church in New York City – exactly one year before his untimely death. Though not as well-known as his other speeches, this is one of the ones that speak deeply to my soul. Because of a few “blips” in the audio, I tried to include include the entire speech to be read along with the speech. It was, however, longer that what is allowed here.
William Pepper details the responsibility of the US government for the assassination of Martin Luther King after more than 30 years’ investigation. Altho there were 2 snipers and their spotters in place, employed by the US, a 3rd shooter in bushes, a hired off-duty Memphis policeman, fired the fatal shot. Introduced by Rev. Frank Morales. Camera: Joe Friendly
Pepper seeks to keep alive King’s dream of millions coming to Washington to rescue democracy with a Constitutional Convention.