Roads to Memphis: American Experience on Alabama Public Television
Alabama Public Television Education

Roads to Memphis: American Experience


'We were never concerned with who killed Martin Luther King but what killed Martin Luther King,' says Andrew Young, former aide to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in ROADS TO MEMPHIS. From Emmy Award-winning director Stephen Ives, this film tells the wildly disparate yet fatefully entwined stories of an assassin, James Earl Ray, and his target, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., against the backdrop of the seething and turbulent forces in American society that led these two men to their violent and tragic collision in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4, 1968. ROADS TO MEMPHIS features eyewitness testimony from King's inner circle and the officials involved in Ray's capture and prosecution, and Hampton Sides, author of the upcoming book 'Hellhound on His Trail: The Stalking of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the International Hunt for His Assassin.'

Air Times

There are no upcoming air times for this episode.

Searching for Video


Funding for Roads to Memphis: American Experience is provided in part by: