Welcome to A Memoir of Injustice


The assassination of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. stands as one of the most significant events in modern American history – and one of the most mysterious. More than a few books have been written over the years on this controversial subject, but none as compelling as Jerry Ray:  A Memoir of Injustice by the Younger Brother of James Earl Ray, Alleged Assassin of Martin Luther King, Jr., as told to Tamara Carter.

Mr. Ray reveals previously undisclosed information about “Jimmy” and the events surrounding that transformative day. The value of this work is much greater than that, however. It is at once a plea for correction of a long-standing injustice – the failure of the U.S. government to this day to rigorously test the alleged murder weapon; a counter-narrative that indicts the mainstream media for its uncritical coverage of the official story; and an absorbing oral history.

These three characteristics ensure a broader audience than the dedicated core of political assassination and conspiracy theorists in the U.S., U.K. and Canada. Professors, students and activists working in the thriving fields of restorative justice, political psychology, criminal injustice and African-American and civil rights also will find A Memoir of Injustice to be a valuable addition to their studies of social justice, free speech and democracy. Mainstream market readers -- aficionados of noir fiction in particular -- will be drawn to Jerry Ray’s tales of his rough-and-tumble youth, sporadic criminal exploits, and schooling in the dark side of the American justice system, all related in a frank, deceptively homespun and decidedly wry narrative voice.

That distinctive voice, and the message it conveys, have been assiduously preserved by Tamara Carter. An accomplished historian, researcher and activist, Ms. Carter is a life-long independent researcher of the King and JFK assassinations and a legislative lobbyist who has long advocated for the release of King-related documents and for Native American interests.