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So -- his -- Los Angeles on amphetamines that Roosevelt and a flawless and well.
It was -- -- -- -- -- -- -- so what what was the moment what -- separate.
All of deciding.
To -- -- -- -- go bio rifle scope and Carol Margaret can.
The moment seem to have happen in mid march when -- -- -- -- came out to Los Angeles and gave a series of speeches with -- -- miles.
Within a mile of the hotel where -- was staying.
On March 18.
He goes down to his hotel says he's leaving.
Without any notice that he goes to the post office and puts in the change of address form for Atlanta Georgia.
As far as we know he had no connection to Atlanta he didn't know -- when there but he starts driving east toward Atlanta's Martin Luther King's hometown.
-- -- -- -- -- -- I was living in Los Angeles at the same time.
-- for whatever -- majority almost four.
I would want more of -- of the contract on campus and yeah well it's all motivation I mean you know this is the hardest thing to really grapple with with race because he.
You know he confessed to this crime -- plea bargained and then three days later he recounted.
Parts of his testimony he said yes it's true I bought the gun in the scope and all that stuff and I did check into that place -- I didn't believe in that car but.
And those are my fingerprints you've got but it was this guy role you know as -- awful difficult should have gone.
With -- -- I -- I believe measurably wrapped up an anomaly and a -- Version but that is the Christian right.
But -- -- -- an abortion ground strokes on themselves.
On -- on it sort of made.
Hours before person and -- -- was that it's the sounds like an easy job with the flag position on some -- -- I don't put -- feet seven powers programs were close you know.
If it's not it's not an.
It's super easy shop and it's not a super difficult shot either he'd been in the army -- -- that caliber weapon he you know he had test fired the weapon according to his accounts out in this.
In the country in Mississippi a couple of days and four.
You know it's not and possibly stand on the balconies stand in that -- -- house which is now part of the National Civil Rights Museum.
You see that yet it's a good shot but it was not by any means that a difficult ones really where you wrote real models.
Obviously -- a -- of the book but.
-- It throws and that when he leaves some council -- of commitment on revenue of yours like of it through its remarkable and fast and embarks -- -- -- and -- well.
-- -- -- we cannot read Rosanne -- memo or via law and that was equally determined not to -- Memphis says.
When he was shocked -- -- All of those that famous photograph of the all the people on a balcony pointing.
All -- -- for the -- And those who those people pointed.
Well as -- -- is there and abernathy is up there -- And not recover copper down there is an undercover cop who was -- spying on this outfit of -- black power outfit called the invaders.
And there's an unidentified there's a woman there that was part of part of that group.
You know I mean there -- at the -- in this very open courtyard in an -- a lot of people's rushed up there trying to help however they can we don't know -- don't know moved on to approval in the photograph for all of them for sure I don't think -- I don't personally know all of them there's about eight people in there and some -- stepping over you can't really see who they are on the -- -- -- Jackson not Jesse did get up there eventually.
Does the thing about Jesse Jackson was you know he told people that king died in his arms and he cradled his head and the blood on his shirt I was it was from from that.
Episode of the kings last words were spoken to him.
And he got a lot of trouble for that one jurors later none of it was true rebel hide in in the parking lot.
-- -- the retaining wall of the -- that's what the stories where he certainly.
Was nowhere to be found in this first few moments but he did get up there.
And you know he his -- drives a whole inner circle.
Really got pretty pissed off at him for claiming all these things because really that's what abernathy he's done.
He he and cradled his head no one was gonna cradle his head because.
You guys dying and you know you might.
Cause further harm.
But you know there was blood everywhere and you know and another thing he didn't say any he had no less words it's like that the bullet bullet hit him and in the -- It's severed his spinal column and he didn't speak at another word -- all that was untrue.
It's tough to room.
-- -- alleged -- sort of director of the musician brown after he -- that's right.
All this woman Georgia those states senator from Kentucky and -- was a mistress of Mexicans who hauled.
Don't know was not widely known was -- It's an assurance letter it is not widely known but as she wrote a book about it and she.
Has given interviews about it and Anne abernathy in his memoirs talks about her being there.
It -- nothing particularly new in my book concerning that.
Passage of the story.
It's just I I contextualizing little bit you know that she was there and -- Actually try to get into the ambulance.
Win win when it arrived she come kind of lost -- That's a sense of decorum there -- you know and then finally some of the aids -- had to say.
I don't think you wanna do that George you know not not probably very Smart minute war in them and the book -- -- -- Andrew no controller.
Yeah when they're gonna and a Andrew Young socialism remember that yeah he doesn't -- -- He's he doesn't say that he remembers Georgia being there at all.
On the but it's -- he.
What I mean I interviewed her and and make it it's all your -- if it is and how do you thank all of doctor king's work -- about effective.
Have all of -- -- like them.
Well it would have been difficult for him to to carry on it wasn't you know.
Very different times then those things were reported very much immense amount of -- there -- right exactly.
But Hoover tried -- mean believe me he tried to get word out there to every newspaper and magazine and you know of of -- indiscretions.
Thinking that would sink his career forever and it it in that none of the charges -- it was just very different times.
Ever announces -- Account all heart wrenching.
And where you're right about his reaction.
Along -- in them to a hospital -- to afterward.
Yeah I think a lot of people think that king died on the balcony immediately and he actually live for about an hour and and and that the -- the the various emergency room doctors.
I mean they tried everything and he kept breathing for -- -- and they thought maybe there was some hope but when they realize the extent of of of the injuries.
Specialists -- spinal car column.
They realize there was no -- And I -- -- of marijuana after -- emotional and Charles -- in my from Michael over to the runner -- On your right about Nathan Forrest -- operatives this giant slave market and actually done.
-- became near wars.
-- -- liberally in general in the civil war return to Memphis after the war.
A briefly serving of the first grand wizard of the -- -- -- And then apparently explanation some epiphany.
And don't call in for racial -- solution shortly.
Before the dog and a career what a career in Baghdad -- an ovarian next paragraph if you aren't.
All the -- -- the city's greatest -- included in.
All as certain interracial songs through.
Federal red -- wizard named Sam Phillips -- Tiny studio under -- governor of -- -- -- hundred yards from where Nathan Forrest -- right so my question of what you're saying involved.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- I'm saying -- as he was -- genius he understood.
-- is greatest gift to the world which was normally the other races in -- in music you know rednecks -- general approach or even.
And road network like he was a redneck he called himself a redneck but he was.
The guy was a genius and actually thought early on about making this book really about Memphis.
And and more about Memphis than -- the assassination and a we'll protect Alabama's dauphin Sam totals are racist -- got a nose and an alternate -- miserable are far out completely -- you know the opposite actually.
-- he he this music.
You know rock and roll essentially was about you know taking.
The energy of of delta blues and and and R&B and and trans median into something.
That would would reach across continents and -- related.
Now and muscles got no he Sam Phillips is one of -- as it is a national treasure whistles are great book are hopeless and on normal success story of wonderfully well -- And -- -- some -- written so well I appreciate minutes convenient or welcome thank you very much Hampton sides.
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