Determined to Seek Justice in the MLK Murder, A History Teacher Crowdfunds A Documentary
The United States Justice Department has spent 6 years reinvestigating over 100 unsolved, civil rights cold cases. But in its inquiries Justice has totally avoided the most controversial murder of the era: the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. on April 4, 1968. Hoping to bring public attention to this major oversight, history teacher Stuart Wexler is turning decade’s worth of groundbreaking research – first presented in the The Awful Grace of God (co-authored with Larry Hancock), into a video documentary titled Killing King. He is asking the public’s help in crowd-funding the documentary.
Wexler and Hancock’s research has been featured in USA Today, in The Boston Globe, in Newsweek/Daily Beast, and on a host of radio programs, including on The Thom Hartmann Program, on “Make It Plain with Mark Thompson”, on The Peter B. Collins Show, and on the Nick Taliaferro Show on WURD-Philadelphia. It has been praised by G. Robert Blakey, the man who led Congress’s re-investigation of the MLK murder in the late 1970s, and by scholar Peter Dale Scott, who called The Awful Grace of God: “the best book to date on the MLK assassination.”
In their book, using thousands of newly released government files, Hancock and Wexler connected a series of major plots on King’s life to a network of domestic terrorists who hoped to foment a holy race war. They featured, for the first time in any book or investigation, a witness, Donald Nissen, who was offered a role in a plot to kill Dr. King plot; Nissen delivered money to be used to pay for King’s murder. Since the book’s release, even more explosive information has come to light, that will form the basis of the documentary, and hopefully, a new government investigation. This new material includes:
• A taped interview with a convicted, militant radical who admits buying a weapon to murder MLK just days before the killing.
• Actual crime scene fingerprints that could be matched to new suspects and conspirators.
• New details on the Atlanta-based felon who helped provide money for the plot.
• New connections between the King murder and some of the most well-known acts of racial terrorism in American history.
• The connections between the MLK case, the NSA surveillance operations, and the Whitey Bulger FBI scandal—and how it points to a government cover-up that ruined the original King investigation.
Through recordings, documents, and the ¬¬first-ever live interview with Nissen, Wexler weaves together the kind of narrative that could form the basis of a grand jury investigation. With time running out– with potential suspects aging and dying– Wexler needs your help to make this documentary areality, in hopes of forcing a new investigation. Please contribute to his Indiego campaign at:
The trailer for Killing King is available here: https://vimeo.com/102229019