It’s Been 50 Years Its Time To Walk The Last Mile

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It’s been over 50 years since a good man was shot down in cold blood while trying his best to help America save itself from itself. He was a true American Patriot and like those 4 brave American soldiers bombed down in cold blood last week in Syria, he willingly gave his life for America.

That man was my uncle Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King Jr., the man that concluded what George Washington and the founding fathers started. Martin Luther King Jr. walked the last mile for America, now America must walk the last mile for Martin Luther King Jr. and finally get to the truth of his assassination. His life sacrifice merits that we reveal the truth, and his contribution to American society demands it.

Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement he led was the conclusion to what America’s founding fathers had begun when they wrote and signed the American Constitution in 1787. The one thing left undone was the principle and law that all people regardless of race, sex, economic status or religion were equal in the eyes of American law.

This left America vulnerable to the Civil War over slavery in the 1860s. The North’s victory over the South achieved the goal of keeping the country from being geographically divided but did nothing to stop legalized murder, discrimination, and bigotry against non-white citizens. The Civil Rights Movement changed all that, it forced America to finally make real the promise of equality for all HUMAN BEINGS.

This alone was a great accomplishment but not his greatest. The most important thing that Dr. King did was to teach America and the world how to make a change, how to bring a superpower to its knees and bend it to the power of the people non-violently. Dr. King and the Movement defeated the world’s mightiest military without firing a single shot. Prior to the Movement Americans and people throughout the world relied on unsuccessful rioting like the labor strikes of the early 1900s to force change.

Dr. King’s successful use of non-violent protesting has become standard practice not only in America but across the globe. That’s what Martin Luther King Jr. did, he taught America and the world how to make systemic change non-violently, anytime anywhere in the world you see people gathered together non-violently protesting for change or toppling dictators like Libya’s Momar Gaddafi thank Dr. King, the American Civil Rights Movement and their commitment to and use of militant non-violent tactics which spread across the world.

America has acknowledged the founding father status of Martin Luther King Jr. by bestowing upon him America’s highest honor, an honor only given to one other American, Founding Father George Washington. But now America has to perform the concluding act of the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. The truth of his assassination must be revealed to help America to become a wiser nation.

The official version of James Earl Ray being the lone assassin of Martin Luther King Jr. is FAKE NEWS. All one needs to do is ask one question. How does a convicted criminal who had a history of incompetence in committing petty crimes figure out how to escape from prison, supposedly follow and track Martin Luther King Jr. across multiple states looking for the right opportunity to kill him, and after doing so like a professionally trained marksman with a single precise shot to the head escapes to Europe where he is captured.

As Ray himself confessed to the youngest son of Martin Luther King Jr, Dexter Scott King when he visited Ray in prison, he could not have done any of that by himself. Where does an escaped criminal get the funds to travel around tracking anyone, where does an escaped criminal get a passport to travel to Europe, or if no passport who would a barely high school educated petty crime bungler criminal know who could smuggle him into Europe?

Ray, who recanted his guilty plea of committing the murder within days of making it, says he was a part of the operation to kill Martin Luther King Jr. even purchasing the rifle used but did not himself pull the trigger. He says the money for the rifle came from an individual named Raoul who asked him to purchase it, and that all the assistance he received after breaking out of prison including helping him to flee America came from Raoul.

Naysayers for years claimed that Raoul was a figment of Ray’s imagination, and then in 1998 a former FBI agent, Donald Wilson, who impounded James Earl Ray’s car after the 1968 assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. confessed to withholding two slips of paper found in the car that support Ray’s claim of a conspiracy. The papers he found contained an itemized list of names, locations, and figures that appear to be dollar amounts. At the bottom of one of the slips of paper, the figure 450,000 is written along with a date and a word that appears to be Raul.

The other slip had a telephone number and the name Raul, also a number with a capital J inside a circle next to it. A check of that telephone number in a 1963 Dallas directory indicates it was listed to Jack Ruby the man who killed Lee Harvey Oswald, the FAKE NEWS assassin of President Jack Kennedy. Wilson expressed to the family of Martin Luther King Jr. how he was ordered by former Director of the FBI J Edgar Hoover to make up incriminating evidence against King when he was unsuccessful at finding legitimate wrongdoing. This was the reason he withheld the slips of paper fearing they would be destroyed.

As the widowed wife and partner of Martin Luther King Jr. on the front lines of the Civil Rights Battlefront, the late great Coretta Scott King, said in 1999 after successfully winning the civil lawsuit that found that there was a conspiracy to kill Dr. King, Coretta Scott King v. Loyd Towers, “There is abundant evidence of a major high-level conspiracy in the assassination of my husband, Martin Luther King Jr., the civil court’s unanimous verdict has validated our belief”.

We owe it to Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King Jr., to walk the last mile for him by resolving who or what truly is responsible for his cold-blooded murder. After all, he is the man who walked the final mile for our founding fathers, by finishing the last task left undone and thereby completing this bold and beautiful experiment we call America, the greatest nation on the face of the earth.

Listen as the Judge from the civil trial filed by the King family expresses his strong opinion that James Earl Ray did not shoot Dr King

The first step should be to allow an examination of the files of the FBI’s original investigation of Dr. King’s assassination by a blue ribbon panel of historians, academics and criminologist under the leadership of the archives of the Martin Luther King Jr. Center, the nation’s largest repository of Civil Rights history and documentation. The files are sealed until 2027. The original date the papers were supposed to be unsealed was when the youngest child of Martin Luther King Jr., Bernice King, reached adulthood but the unsealing has been pushed back multiple times by Presidential executive orders. She is now over 50 years old and still, the government won’t allow access to the files, what is the government hiding?

Winston Churchill once said, “You can always count on the Americans to do the right thing after they have tried everything else.” For 50 years America has tried everything else besides facing the truth about the assassination of one of its greatest patriots’. JAMES EARL RAY DID NOT KILL MARTIN LUTHER KING JR., it’s time we found out who did!!!

Isaac Newton Farris Jr. is the nephew of Martin Luther King, Jr. and serves as Senior Fellow at the King Center. Growing up in one of the most socially and politically active families has given him a unique perspective on current events. Drop by his website for straight talk free of one-sided political spin.

Originally published at on January 20, 2019.

Isaac Newton Farris Jr. is the nephew of Martin Luther King, Jr. and serves as Senior Fellow at the King Center.

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