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Tag: Civil libertiies

FBI Letter to MLK Reveals How Much J. Edgar Hoover Hated the Civil Rights Leader

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

It’s well-known that notorious FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover loathed civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.

That has never been made clearer than in an uncensored letter from Hoover to King that was recently found among the former director’s archives, the New York Times wrote.

In the letter, Hoover calls King “a colossal fraud” and “a dissolute, abnormal moral imbecile.” The letter is based on King’s lively sex life, which had been known only by his inner circle.

“You are finished,” Hoover wrote. “It is all on the record – your sexual orgies.”

Hoover warned there was “but one way out for you,” possibly referring to suicide.

“You better take it before your filthy, abnormal fraudulent self is bared to the nation.”

Despite Hoover’s obsession with spoiling King’s reputation, history tells a different story. King is remembered as a vigilant leader of nonviolence and equality. Hoover, on the other hand, has a reputation as a bully with little concern for civil liberties.