SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The FBI on Wednesday confirmed that a black civil rights activist was killed during an occupation of Wounded Knee in South Dakota 40 years ago, and it suspects militant members of the American Indian Movement are responsible.
Documents recently released, by the FBI to a Buffalo, N.Y., lawyer, shed new light on the case of Ray Robinson, a civil rights activist and follower of Martin Luther King Jr.
The father of three from Bogue Chitto, Alabama traveled to South Dakota in April 1973 to stand alongside Native Americans, in their fight against social injustice. He never returned and his body was never found.
His widow, Cheryl Buswell-Robinson has said the family wants to bring his remains home for a proper burial.
The American Indian Movement was founded in the late 1960s to protest the government's treatment of Indians.
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