In this groundbreaking documentary, CNN gained unprecedented access to eyewitnesses, FBI documents and the killer's room.
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In this first installment of CNN's Black in America series, Soledad O'Brien investigates how James Earl Ray, an armed robber and escaped convict, had already spent an uncommon year on the run just a month before his path collided with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Memphis, Tennessee. Check for rebroadcasts
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April 4, 1968. It's the day Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated and it's etched into the memory of millions of Americans. Where were you the day Dr. King was assassinated? Did you ever meet or march with him? How has Dr. King's life and death changed you?