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In 1964 the FBI Martin Luther King this letter urging him to kill himself (photos)

FIFTY ears ago today Martin Luther King delivered his I Have A Dream speech. His address to 250,000 civil-rights supporters, from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, was a defining moment of the American civil rights movement.

In November of 1964, fearful of his connection to the Communist Partythrough Stanley Levison, the FBI anonymously sent Martin Luther King the following threatening letter, along with a cassette that contained allegedly incriminating audio recordings of King with women in various hotel rooms — the fruits of a 9 month surveillance project headed by William C. Sullivan.Unsurprisingly, King saw the strongly worded letter as an invitation for him to take his own life, as did an official investigation in 1976 which concluded that the letter “clearly implied that suicide would be a suitable course of action for Dr. King.”

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Posted: 28th, August 2013 | In: Flashback, Key Posts | Comment


Martin Luther King Statue Is A Tribute To Star Trek Under Communism

THE new memorial statue to Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial is up and ready to be seen on the National Mall in Washington Sunday, Aug., 21, 2011. The memorial to the late civil rights leader is…huge, ugly and portrays the man of peace as an aggressive estate agent bidding for a property at auction. Better yet the American hero is made by Chinese artist Lei Yixin out of white Chinese granite. King is walking backwards into a big rock because he once said:

“With this faith we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope.”

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Posted: 23rd, August 2011 | In: Politicians | Comments (2)


Martin Luther King Day: 20% Off All Discount Black Goods

FOR Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Thalia Surf Shop in Laguna Beach advertised “20% Off All Black Products“. Not too shabby for a company selling wetsuits (often black) in winter.

Look out for money off anything red on Labor Day; discount custard on VJ Day, and a big discount on golden brown stuff come Poppy Day…

Posted: 18th, January 2011 | In: The Consumer | Comment


Julian Assange: The Screw Fan Club And Martin Luther King’s ‘Date Rape’

JULIAN Assange, of Wikileaks, is shocked and dismayed that US soldiers have been sending him death threats. Is Julian surprised to discover that not everyone admires him? You’d forgive him for believing it. He tells El Pais that in Wandsworth jail a screw gave him a card which declared:

“I only have two heroes in this world: Martin Luther King and you.”

And one of them is dead.

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Posted: 20th, December 2010 | In: Reviews | Comment