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MLK Tapes: What We’ve Learned About the Interests Fighting Unity and Organized Labor

“It's a matter of history now. With the podcast, it's not in a book somewhere that's just gonna sit in a library and nobody's gonna read it. Those voices are up in the ether, and they will remain there until the earth falls into the sun. So anybody going forward who wants to write something about the murder of Martin Luther King is going to have to deal with those people, those voices, those witnesses that we gathered there. You will not be able to go around it and not deal with it.”

Bill Klaber

Producer and Host of The MLK Tapes

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Martin Luther King, Jr. was in Memphis to organize the sanitation workers heading into the summer of 1968's Poor People's Campaign to march on Washington, D.C., demanding an Economic Bill of Rights.


King was uniting the trifecta of labor, civil rights, and anti-war factions. As I listened to The MLK Tapes, I was blown away by the obliteration of the official narrative while getting a glimpse of the ghastly forces aligned against everything King was trying to do.


Explore The True Story Behind Dr. Martin Luther King’s Assassination, Complete with Rare Eye Witness Testimonies, in “The MLK Tapes,” From Tenderfoot TV and iHeartMedia

“The MLK Tapes,” is a true crime podcast exploring never-before-heard details about what happened to King on the day of his death, with rare recordings of eye-witness testimonies and new interviews with people who were there to reveal the true story of the plot to kill Dr. King.


According to the official story, on April 4th, 1968, a lone gunman assassinated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. That man, James Earl Ray, pled guilty and was sentenced to 99 years in prison and for most people, the case was closed.

However, there is more to the story, including a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the King Family that concluded Martin Luther King’s death was the result of a conspiracy involving multiple groups, including government agencies.


The series is be hosted by William (Bill) Klaber, an author and co-host of the podcast “The RFK Tapes”, who has been investigating the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy since 1989. While working on “The RFK Tapes,” Klaber interviewed a man named Bill Pepper, who spent forty years investigating the assassination of his friend, Dr. King.

Pepper’s decades-long investigation included recording witnesses on tape. They revealed what they saw, and in some cases, what they had done. When Klaber heard this audio it opened up another opportunity to expose the lies in a 50-year-old murder mystery using secrets that had been hidden on tapes.

Listen to the MLK Tapes at: https://themlktapes.com


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About the Labor Solidarity Podcast

The Labor Solidarity Podcast highlights the work of labor leaders while discussing historic struggles and the importance of organizing with the goal of building international labor solidarity. Learn more at: https://www.empathymedialab.com/laborsolidarity


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