|THE SEALED FBI FILES ON MLK|
King was under FBI surveillance for several years (until he died) due to his ties with communist organizations throughout the country. King accepted money from the organizations to fund his movements. In return, King had to appoint communist leaders to run certain districts of his SCLC (Southern Christian Leadership Conference), who then could project their communist ideas to larger audiences. A federal judge in the 60's ruled that the FBI files on King's links to communism to remain top-secret until 2027. Senator Jesse Helms appealed to the Supreme Court in 1983 to release the files, so the current bill in the Senate to create the Martin Luther King Federal Holiday could be abolished. He was denied.
He was christened Michael King at birth on January 13, 1929.
King's famous 'I Have A Dream' speech was not his own. In both letter and spirit, the rousing conclusion of King's most famous speech borrows, without attribution, from one given eleven years earlier by family friend Archibald Carey at the 1952 Republican National Convention: I Have a Dream
While gathering and collating King's writings for publication in the late 1980s, the editors of Stanford University's Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project discovered "extensive plagiaries" in his academic papers, including his 1955 doctoral dissertation. All these instances of plagiarism had apparently escaped detection during King's lifetime, even by his dissertation supervisors at Boston University.
"And you shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free." John 8:32
The FBI and Martin Luther King, by David J. Garrow, Atlantic Monthly, July/August 2002
Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project, Stanford University
Proclamation: Martin Luther King, Jr., Federal Holiday, White House press release, 14 January 1994
Martin Luther King, Jr., by Peter J. Ling. Routledge: 2002.
And The Walls Came Tumbling Down, by Ralph David Abernathy. HarperCollins: 1991.
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