A man who worked closely with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s family during a 1999 trial will reflect on the Civil Rights leader’s death and his message.
The Belmont-Watertown United Methodist Church presents “The Life, Death and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.” on April 14, 2018 from 7-9 p.m. at the Belmont-Watertown UMC, 421 Common St., Belmont.
The church sent out the following announcement about the presentation and discussion will be led by Rev. Mike Clark:
In the years following Dr. King’s Assassination (which took place 50 years ago this month) his family came to doubt that James Earl Ray killed him alone and unaided. In November 1999 Dr. King’s widow and children brought a wrongful death action against Lloyd Jowers, accusing him of participating in a conspiracy with others to assassinate Dr. King. After 5 weeks of testimony from 70 witnesses, the jury found for the plaintiffs in this historic case.
Mike Clark served as the media liaison for the King family during the trial in Memphis. He will share reflections on the circumstances of MLK’s death and the continuing importance of his message and witness for our nation and the world.
Childcare will be provided.