Assassination of Martin Luther King

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Who, What, When, Where, Why

Martin Luther King Jr. was shot in the neck by James Earl Ray 200 feet away on April 4, 1968 in Memphis Tennessee while standing on a second-floor balcony outside his room at the Lorraine Motel. No one knows why he assassinated Martin Luther King Jr.
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Media Perspective#1

News-one reported Loyd Jowers, owner of Jim’s Grill, which was close to the Lorraine Motel, claimed that the shot which killed Dr. King was fired from behind his restaurant, and that local, state and federal U.S government agencies, and the Mafia, were all involved. James Earl Ray, who pleaded guilty to assassinating King, was renting a room above Jower’s establishment and was allegedly an unwitting scapegoat.
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Media Perspective#2

BBC News reported that Martin Luther King Jr. was shot in the neck as he stood on a hotel balcony and died in hospital soon afterwards. James Earl Ray was convicted of his murder and sentenced to 99 years in prison.

Media Bias

Bias by source because they used there sources there article to make the reader believe what the article was telling them. The paper selects sources that will slant an article negatively or positively toward what happened to MLK.

Criticism 1

Historical criticism because we still celebrate his birthday. We are still investigating who killed him. His last speech I Had A Dream is still known today.

criticism 2

Culture Criticism was a racist time because the the white people thought they were all better then black people and they didn't like that Martin Luther King Jr. was leading that march. But even today racism still exist in the world today.
Martin Luther king assassination
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