Verily the lust for comfort murders the passion of the soul, and then walks
grinning in the funeral. That is from The Prophet, by Kahlil Gibran.
Death walks grinning in the parade. This year, 2018, marks 50 years since the assassination, on April 4, 1968, of Martin Luther King, Jr. There will be speeches, memorials, and other activities. Just pay no attention to the elephant in the living room: the conspiracy behind the murder of Dr. King.
Robert Byron Watson maintained that on March 28, 1968, exactly 1 week before the assassination, he overheard a conversation concerning a plot to kill Dr. King in Memphis on April 4, 1968 in Magellan’s Art Gallery in Atlanta, Ga. Watson, then 14, worked at the gallery after school. He identified those involved in the discussion as Harold Eugene Purcell and Jerry Adams, co-owners of the gallery, as well as their associates, Lawrence Meier and Bayne S. Culley. Several other persons were also present. According to Watson, Jerry Adams emphasized that the date and time of the assassination attempt would be “exactly 1 week from then and about the same time of day.” Adams further said he had just learned King would be in Memphis. Purcell allegedly made reference to “framing a jailbird,” as in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. 
Was it the Eggs & Sausages Man who actually shot MLK? Dr. William Pepper claimed, in an interview on Watching the Hawks, that the real killer – be he the Eggs & Sausages Man or otherwise – was still alive as of June 2016.  Does he walk grinning in the parade?
The ironically-named Dr. Pepper wrote a book several years ago which few people bothered reading: Orders To Kill. An updated version of the book, retitled, The Plot to Kill King: The Truth Behind the Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., was published in March 2016. The “national security” state decided around 1968 that MLK had to go because he had turned against the Vietnam War. This perspective is supported in a book by Tavis Smiley: Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Final Year.
New York Times bestselling author and award-winning broadcaster Tavis Smiley recounts the final 365 days of King’s life, revealing the minister’s trials and tribulations — denunciations by the press, rejection from the president, dismissal by the country’s black middle class and militants, assaults on his character, ideology, and political tactics, to name a few… 
And isn’t it ironic how Tavis Smiley, after having published his brave book, now himself has come under attack, caught up in the umbrella of sexual inuendoes?
——- Sources ——-
 “Findings on MLK Assassination: Findings of the Select Committee on Assassinations in the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.”, https://www.archives.gov/research/jfk/select-committee-report/part-2c.html
 “The Plot to Kill Martin Luther King Jr.”, Watching the Hawks (RT Network), June 21, 2016. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miIW96toI4U
 “Death of a King”, book description at Amazon.