This jury proved MLKs assassination was a conspiracy between the police and the mafia!
After the 1968 assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., many conspiracy theories arose attempting to explain the situation.
However, unlike most conspiracy theories, it seems these ones may have been true.
Loyd Jowers, a restaurant owner from Memphis, Tennessee, appeared on ABC’s Prime Time Live in December 1993. During the program, he explained in detail how himself, the Mafia, and the US government conspired to kill Dr. King over 20 years prior.
Following his appearance, King’s family filed a civil case against Jowers and his alleged co-conspirators. In December 1999, Jowers and his associates were found guilty.
However, Dr. King’s family did not seek a massive settlement. Instead, they only sought $100. According to the family, this was to show that they were only pursuing the case for moral and ethical reasons, not financial gain.
Though many, including Jowers’ sister, King biographer David Garrow, and author Gerald Posner, dispute the truth of Jowers’ claims, one thing is certain: even after his death, the teachings of Dr. King live on, championed by his family and the many people he touched.