James W. Douglass is a Catholic theologian and social activist, perhaps best known for JFK and the Unspeakable (2008), a book lauded by Robert Kennedy Jr. Jim was also special correspondent for Probe Magazine, and was the only journalist to cover every session of the Martin Luther King Conspiracy Trial in Memphis (1999). Read more about him here.
Jim Douglass's magisterial and moving essay on Malcolm X's final year, the threat that his new vision and mission posed to the Establishment, and the forces which arrayed themselves to bring about his murder.
To commemorate the jury verdict exonerating James Earl Ray in 1999, CTKA presented Jim Douglass's article from Probe.
Acting as Probe's correspondent, Jim Douglass covered every session of these proceedings in Memphis; he was the only journalist to do so. This is his report.