The US National Archives has just released a new series of 676 records as part of the secret documents on the assassination of President John Kennedy in 1963. In this issue, a 20-page FBI malicious report on Pastor Martin Luther King.
This report prepared by the FBI a few weeks after the assassination of Martin Luther King in April 1968 is a true indictment against the civil rights leader. The hostility of Edgard Hoover, the legendary director of the “Incorruptible”, against Pasteur King was well known. Hoover was convinced that he was a Communist while King had distanced himself from Marxism.
The report describes him as a devoted Marxist who has studied Marxism, believes in it, but because he is a pastor does not dare to espouse his ideas publicly. This accusation is rejected by historians
The FBI also investigated the private life of the Nobel Peace Prize, which, according to the report, was not the most exemplary: he would have had many extra-marital connections, including one with singer Joan Baez, and would have even had a child with the wife of a well known black dentist.
Hoover would have had put on wiretapping motels where he stopped. Martin Luther King had one day received a letter urging him to commit suicide. A congressional commission had discovered years later that the letter had been written by the FBI.