Mix-up has plaque honoring accused

Mix-up has plaque honoring accused MLK killer instead of black actor

LAUDERHILL, FL — The plaque stated, “Thank you James Earl Ray for keeping the dream alive.” But the name should have been “James Earl Jones,” the Tony Award-winning actor and voice of Star Wars’ Darth Vader, The Lion King’s Mufasa and CNN.

The plaque was intended as a gift from the city of Lauderhill to Jones, who will be the featured speaker at the city’s annual Martin Luther King celebration Saturday. James Earl Ray shot and killed King in 1968.

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