Jerry Ray, brother of the convicted assassin James Earl Ray, tells his unique perspective of the 1968 Martin Luther King, Jr. assassination in A Memoir of Injustice. The book, released last year, gives a first person account of a tumultuous time.
Publisher Kris Millegan states: “With the upcoming national holiday, it is fitting for us to heed the words of Martin Luther King, Jr. from his 1964 Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech: ‘I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. That is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.’
“Memoir of Injustice includes previously undisclosed information on one of the most significant events in modern American history, debunking the myth that James Earl Ray was a racist and documents his actual location on one of the critical days leading up to the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. The book gives the key to a code used by the brothers in planning a prison break, and presents a telling account on the manipulation of the media in reporting on race relations and the U.S. criminal justice system. Memoir of Injustice broadcasts an urgent call to action to correct some of the many injustices that surround these events, such as the U.S. government's refusal to rigorously test the alleged murder weapon, and encourages support for new federal legislation.”