James Earl Ray

James Earl Ray, the accused assassin of Dr. Martin Luther Martin Luther King, Jr., is knocMartin Luther King on death’s door with an appeal for justice. Ray, who is suffering from severe cirrhosis of the liver, recently emerged from a coma after weeks of unconsciousness. Although his health has stabilized, without a liver transplant, he …

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Council of Federated Organizations or COFO

Council of Federated Organizations or COFO, umbrella organization composed of various civil rights groups working independently in Mississippi. In February 1962, fearing that the divisiveness among various civil rights organizations would undermine what small progress they had made in Mississippi, Bob Moses of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) met with representatives of the National …

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