Tuesday, September 18, 2012
AN ACT OF STATE: THE EXECUTION OF MARTIN LUTHER KING Free MP3 & Lyrics at Sound Cloud
“AN ACT OF STATE: THE EXECUTION OF MARTIN LUTHER KING” - Lyrics & Free MP3 Posted for the new 2012 Version of the song at SoundCloud in the “Berkeley Broadside Balladeer” Playlist – Features VicSadot on vocals & Guitar and Eric Golub on viola 9-18-12
“An Act of State: The Execution of Martin Luther King” song is based upon the book of the same title by King family lawyer, William Pepper. (lyrics below) The book tells the story of the trial that Pepper won on behalf of the King family in 1999 in a Memphis, Tennessee court where a jury of 6 black and 6 white jurors unanimously found Loyd Jowers and unnamed government conspirators guilty of murdering Martin Luther King. The King family had long determined that James Earl Ray was not the lone gunman in an act of hate, but rather a patsy in a conspiracy to decapitate the unifying strength of the peace and justice movements that Dr King represented.