“I grew up thinking America is a beacon of light. Not realizing it is a very hypocritcal nation,” Sam Pollard Director MLK/FBI
On the anniversary of Martin Luther King’s 92nd birthday a documentary recounting the vicious political and personal assault by J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI has been released.
In painstaking detail the film shows the extreme measures the FBI used in its attempt to discredit Dr. King. The documentary provides an easy to understand look at how and why Federal law enforcement attacked the leader of the American Civil Rights movement.
Dr. King speaks at March on Washington – August 28, 1963.
The FBI assault on Dr. King reached its conclusion when he was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee on April 4, 1968.
Following are two links.
First – Christine Amanpour’s interview with the Director.
Second – Trailer for the film MLK/FBI which is now available on streaming services.
Top photo – Jesse Jackson, Martin Luther King and Ralph Abernathy in Memphis shortly before Dr. King’s assassination.