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While he was alive, most white Americans didn't think Martin Luther King Jr. was helping the cause of civil rights.
On the 50th anniversary of the civil rights icon’s assassination, the man who arrested MLK’s killer reflects on the tensions between law enforcement and the black community today.
HuffPost was in Memphis, for our “Listen To America” bus tour. We spoke to former Sheriff Bill Morris, who arrested Martin Luther King’s assassin in 1968. He told us that there is "more stress" between law enforcement and the African-American community today than there was the 1960s.
Never before has the path of James Earl Ray and its convergence with Dr. Martin Luther King been so thoroughly examined as in the PBS documentary, "American Experience: Roads To Memphis."
Hampton Sides' Hellhound on His Trail makes it clear that James Earl Ray's overwhelming guilt doesn't negate the fact that the FBI waged a protracted and illegal secret war against Martin Luther King.