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Researcher reopens issue of FBI's effort to discredit Martin Luther King
Researcher reopens issue of FBI's effort to discredit Martin Luther King

Nearly 50 years ago, a series of events involving sex, official corruption and a most unlikely ending began unraveling in Washington. It was plot that makes anything seen on the fervid television series “Scandal” look tame. The protagonists were two men who helped define the age’s unceasing conflict. On one side was FBI chief J. Edgar Hoover, who was still riding high as the unfettered guardian of the political establishment. On the other was Martin Luther King Jr., the voice of peaceful dissent, whose tone was growing ever louder as demands for equality were only slowly acknowledged. Now more explicit details contained in the "suicide letter" -- so named...

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