The following was initially prepared for what was ultimately a press release from the Institute for Public Accuracy (see below). And let’s not forget the 1999 trial, Coretta Scott King, et al. v. Loyd Jowers, where a jury found that the U.S. government had indeed been involved in the assassination of Dr. King. The transcripts also demonstrate the extent of the state’s surveillance of King.
Dr. Jared Ball is an associate professor of communication studies at Morgan State University and can be found online at: imixwhatilike.org
Today’s press release from the Institute for Public Accuracy:
Monday, January 20, 2014
The NSA Threat and MLK
Associate professor of communication studies at Morgan State University and author of I MiX What I Like: A MiXtape Manifesto and A Lie of Reinvention: Correcting Manning Marable’s Malcolm X, Ball said today: “None of the surveillance talk happening these days would surprise Dr. King. From the moment of his 1963 ‘Dream’ speech he was targeted by the FBI as ‘the most dangerous Negro … from the standpoint of communism, the Negro, and national security…’ [William Sullivan, head of the FBI’s domestic intelligence division] and was targeted with at least 25 illegal attempts by the FBI to discredit him.