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ID:

310

Date:

2008-04-30

Headline:

FBI tracked King's every move

Reporter's name:

Jen Christensen

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

CNN

City:

Washington, DC

Summary:

Some of the tens of thousands of memos concerning the FBI’s wiretapping of Dr. Martin Luther King in the 1960s were released in 1978 and 1979. Many of the memos were made public as part of high-profile congressional investigations into the FBI's harassment of King, while others were released through a Freedom of Information Act request from the Center for National Security Studies in 1978 and a 1979 FOIA request from scholar David Garrow.

Notes:

With the exception of the wiretap transcripts that remain sealed under court order, many of the other memos were made public as part of high-profile congressional investigations into the FBI's harassment of King. A summary was put together during the course of these investigations. Other memos were released through a Freedom of Information Act request from the Center for National Security Studies in 1978. Another large batch was released through a 1979 FOIA request from David Garrow.

Keywords:

FBI, spy, wiretap, following, MLK, Martin Luther King, Jr. , communism, civil rights, privacy, harassment, FOIA, J Edgar Hoover, Robert Kennedy

URL:

http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/03/31/mlk.fbi.conspiracy/?iref=mpstoryview


Agencies:

FBI

States:

CA
DC
US

Categories:

civil rights
community development
FBI
intelligence


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