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FBI and Martin Luther King, Jr.

FBI and Martin Luther King, Jr.

by David J. Garrow
     
 

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"King, there is only one thing left for you to do. You know what it is. . . . You are done. There is but one way out for you. You better take it before your filthy, fraudulent self is bared to the nation." --from an anonymous letter written by the FBI to Martin Luther King, Jr., urging him to commit suicide. In 1964, J. Edgar Hoover publicly called Martin Luther King,

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"King, there is only one thing left for you to do. You know what it is. . . . You are done. There is but one way out for you. You better take it before your filthy, fraudulent self is bared to the nation." --from an anonymous letter written by the FBI to Martin Luther King, Jr., urging him to commit suicide. In 1964, J. Edgar Hoover publicly called Martin Luther King, Jr., "the most notorious liar" in America. Believing King's movement to be infested with Communists, the Federal Bureau of Investigation began one of the most sweeping electronic-surveillance campaigns in American history. While the bugging led to no evidence of Communism, it did reveal aspects of King's life that both repelled and titillated Hoover and his fellow high-ranking agents, putting into motion an even more vicious campaign to destroy King. Reissued with a new introduction that discusses the latest information on the FBI's surveillance of King, The FBI and Martin Luther King, Jr. is one of the most explosive and disturbing books ever written on our government's abuse of its power.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140064865
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
02/24/1983
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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