William Pepper is a New York attorney best known for representing Martin Luther King’s accused assassin, James Earl Ray, to prove his innocence. Dr. King had reached out to William in 1967 regarding an essay he had written for Ramparts magazine concerning Vietnamese victims of American napalm missions and was present at Dr. King’s famous Riverside Church speech.
William was the citizens chairman for Robert Kennedy’s run for the Senate in Westchester Country and also a counsel for Robert Kennedy’s assassin Sirhan Sirhan arguing for a second shooter. Subsequently he has been active in the 911 Truth Movement and advocating that war crimes be brought against former president George Bush. William has received degrees from Columbia, a doctorate in education from the University of Massachusetts and his JD from Boston College. He has written a couple books on MLK and his forthcoming book “The Plot to Kill King: The Truth Behind the Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr” will be released by the anniversary of MLK’s assassination on April 4th