The day after the speech at the Lincoln Memorial, a top aide to FBI Director J. Edgar described Dr. King as, "the most dangerous Negro of the future in this nation from the standpoint of communism, the Negro and national security." Six weeks later, Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy authorized wiretaps on King's phones. David Corn's column in Mother Jones magazine today is entitled, "The Dark Side of ‘I Have a Dream': the FBI's War on Martin Luther King."
The FBI’s War on Martin Luther King
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