The F.B.I. and Martin Luther King, Jr.

The F B I and Martin Luther King Jr Discloses and documents the FBI campaign to destroy MLK Jr

  • Title: The F.B.I. and Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Author: David J. Garrow
  • ISBN: 9780140064865
  • Page: 236
  • Format: Paperback
  • Discloses and documents the FBI campaign to destroy MLK Jr.

    One thought on “The F.B.I. and Martin Luther King, Jr.”

    1. I am a great admirer of MLK but recognize he was a hero with feet of clay. This book tells the story of the FBI wire taps, and opposition through the civil-rights movement. They began with concerns about MLK's association with a 'known' communist, Stan Levison. While nothing could be proved about King's communist affiliations, the wiretaps and harassment of King continued because of King's moral failings (i.e. affairs) and increasingly radicalized views (anti-Vietnam war, Poor People's Movement, [...]

    2. MLK was a man, just like any other man. He had his flaws, just like any other man. He did wonderful, amazing things for human beings in this world, but yet, he was hounded by the FBI for many reasons; for the friendships he kept, for his flaws, and for his stance politically. The 60's were ripe for communist paranoia, and with MLK advocating for people of color at a time when they had no voice, that stance was determined to be "subversive" and "against American values", especially after MLK spok [...]

    3. UneventfulI was bored by this overly-factual presentation. I love MLK and despise Hoover. Nothing new in this book, but it was matter-of-factly told.

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