About the Program
Hampton Sides recounts the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. and profiles his assassin, James Earl Ray. The author details Ray's escape from the Missouri State Penitentiary in 1967, his travels throughout the South, Mexico, and Los Angeles under the assumed name Eric Galt, and his assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Lorraine Hotel in Memphis on April 4,1968. Following the assassination the FBI conducted a sixty-five day manhunt. Hampton Sides presents his book at the Free Library of Philadelphia.