Pictures, Letters, and Case Files of Martin Luther King Assassin Shown in Online Museum

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NASHVILLE, TN (REUTERS).- A Memphis county official has opened an online museum of case files, personal correspondence and little-seen black-and-white images chronicling the jail time of James Earl Ray, who killed civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. 43 years ago this Monday. “This is not just an incredible part of Shelby County history and Tennessee history, but national and world history,” said Tom Leatherwood, 54, Shelby County register of deeds. The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was gunned down by Ray at the city’s Lorraine Motel, sparking unrest across the country and an international manhunt for the killer. The “museum” can be visited at register.shelby.tn.us. Scroll down below the “archives” section to find the “Martin Luther King Assassination Investigation” link, highlighted in