Martin Luther King: Roads to Memphis

Martin Luther King: Roads to Memphis


This absorbing take on an American tragedy tells the parallel stories of Martin Luther King and his assassin, James Earl Ray. It’s heartbreaking stuff, revealing how King became a figure of presidential importance by leading the campaign for black rights into the mainstream. In contrast, Ray’s only achievement was to break out of prison.


Documentary chronicling the events that led to the assassination of American civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr in April 1968, and the manhunt that followed for killer James Earl Ray.