Millions remember the instance they heard, where they were, what they were doing, the sense the world had changed, and they think they know what happened. On April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated by sniper James Earl Ray. Everybody wanted a single assassin, a racist, that would then say James Earl Ray had done it, and people could get on with their lives. But many weren’t convinced, could Ray have been the scapegoat in a much wider conspiracy?
This documentary examines the evidence of what really happened on that day of King;s death. Experts analyze both sides of the story, from Ray being the lone killer to the 1978 House Select Committee on Assassinations report which proposed that Ray acted on behalf of a conspiracy.