The Assasination

by Gabriel Lakstins

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The Assasination

On April 4, 1968 Martin Luther King Jr. was murdered on the second floor of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis. He was fatally shot by James Earl Ray. Martin Luther King Jr. Shortly after getting shot he was pronounced dead.

Media Portral

The media portrayed the assassination to be a conspiracy. Loyd Jowers said on ABC that he thought the killing was set up by the mafia and government. That they just used James Ray as a scapegoat.Also that he wasn't directly involved in the shooting. The media made it seem as if it was a racist man who didn't want black people to have rights. Loyd Jowers also said that there was another person that helped kill him.


Every article is bias some how. The author picks what articles that he uses to prove his belief or what side hes on. He will use articles that use evidence to show how one side is more accurate.


In this story i see historical criticism. No one truly knows what happened on April 4, 1968. Every story you here or article will have its own twist or different parts. The only people that actually know what happened were the people involved.