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Jules Boykoff - Martin Luther King, Jr & the FBI

Jules Boykoff - Martin Luther King, Jr & the FBI


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Recording Date: 21 Jan, 2008
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Program Title: Jules Boykoff - Martin Luther King, Jr & the FBI
Description: The FBI has a long history of persecuting people for having the wrong political ideas. J. Edgar Hoover was the Bureau’s first director and he served in that post for almost 50 years. He ran the FBI as an unchallenged lord of the manor and his agents were serfs to do his bidding. Hoover had a particular animosity for and loathing of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Nobel Peace Prize winner and leader of the Civil Rights movement. He called King “the most notorious liar in the country.” Using infiltrators, the spread of rumors, the fabrication of evidence, and media manipulation, the FBI launched a full-scale smear campaign to discredit Dr. King and the movement he led. It was all done of course in the name of “national security.”

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Featured Speakers/Guests: Jules Boykoff is professor of political science at Pacific University. His articles have appeared in The Nation, The Guardian and The New York Times. He is the author of Beyond Bullets: The Suppression of Dissent in the U.S.

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