‘You are done’: A secret letter to Martin Luther King Jr. sheds light on FBI’s maliceBreaking News
tags: MLK, FBI, J Edgar Hoover
The secret letter was tucked inside the pages of an old book. It had been written by FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover to a top lieutenant, condemning civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.
It was Nov. 19, 1964, and Hoover the previous day had assailed King at a news conference as “the most notorious liar in the country.” Now he was writing a colleague privately to say he hoped King was getting his “just deserts.”
“I certainly hope so,” Hoover wrote.
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