Marc Perrusquia

Marc Perrusquia is the director of the Institute for Public Service Reporting at the University of Memphis, where graduate students learn investigative and explanatory journalism skills working alongside professionals. He has won numerous state and national awards for government watchdog, social justice and  political reporting.

Perrusquia: Conspiracy theory about MLK’s Memphis march skirts essential facts

By Updated: April 04, 2019 4:58 PM CT | Published: April 04, 2019 1:38 PM CT

As the story goes, FBI agents hired provocateurs to smash store windows and start a riot designed to embarrass King. A recent account includes civil rights photographer Ernest Withers in the plot, but there's no credible proof for the theories. 


Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Ernest Withers

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