(Top left) Dr. Dr. Coby V. Smith was one of more than 850,000 men who attended the Million Man March in October 1995 in support of Louis Farrakhan. (Middle left) Organized by Minister Louis Farrakhan one of the largest gatherings of its kind, the Million Man March, took place on October 16, 1995. (Bottom left) Statistics show an estimated 850,000 African American men from across the United States together at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. to promote unity and family values during the Million Man March held October 16, 1995. (Right) Dr. Coby V. Smith, and former Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm at the former Evergreen Presbyterian Church. “The bullet wasn’t fired from inside that bathroom. He couldn’t have been leaning off the tub through that little spot in the window and made that shot. That shot came from behind the bushes at the firehouse. They cut the bushes down the next day and this is where (Rev. James) Orange, some Southern Leadership Christian Conference organizers, or somebody saw a puff of smoke come from. The guy (in the picture) who was pointing to where they say or want us to believe the shot came from was an undercover guy who had worked for the CIA and the Memphis Police Department. “Katie Sexton was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital after she collapsed while leading a picket. She is the other name that people seem to want to forget. The city named the community center in Klondike after her. Katie, Cornelia Crenshaw, and Alma Morris were the ladies who created the community support for the sanitation workers. Katie told her people not to take her in that hospital. She told then if you take me in there, I’ll never come out alive—and she didn’t. They killed her and Dr.. William Pepper, Esq., author of “The Plot to Kill King: The Truth Behind the Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.” thought that if they’d kill her, they’d kill Martin too. That he was suffocated by the lead physician over there, the head medical officer, but there was a negro in the room who was assigned to watch King’s body the whole time. “My daddy used to say ‘ you can’t make sugar out of shit,” said Dr. Smith. “So what we have is people basing their discoveries about how to receive power on their commitment to do dirt for white folks. How you come out of that, I don’t understand. Every day I listen to guys who changed their story about what they did. Every time I hear some of my movement brothers, I hear more of me. Every time I hear Suhkara, I hear what I did. He accused me of taking credit for what he did in Arkansas. He was in jail at the time of King’s assassination. That doesn’t discount the fact that once he saw the light and received the charge in his soul and the brother has been effective. Dr. Smith has received numerous achievements and awards including being honored as a Distinguished Alumni Award given by the Black Student Association of Rhodes College and the Memphis District Prince Hall Masons Black History Program Honoree both in 2018, and receiving The Memphis Heritage Trailblazer Award in recognition of advancing civil and human rights and carrying the torch to uphold African American history and culture from the City of Memphis and the W.E. A.L.L. B.E. Artivist Lifetime Achievement Award both in 2016. He has been quoted in several books including The Plot to Kill King: The Truth Behind the Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. by Dr. William F. Pepper, Esq. (former Attorney for the King Family); Down to the Crossroads: Civil Rights, Black Power and the Meredith March Against Fear by Aram Goudsouzian; and A Spy in Canaan: How the FBI used a famous photographer (Ernest C. Withers) to infiltrate the civil rights movement by Perrusquia and Going Down Jericho Road by Michael Honey. 25

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