Thursday, August 30, 2007


FBI spied on Coretta Scott King after MLK's death

They’ve always done this. They’re just doing it more often and with more sophisticated equipment.

New documents show that FBI spied on Martin Luther King's widow
8/30/2007, 2:38 p.m. PT
The Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) — Federal agents spied on the widow of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. for several years after his assassination in 1968, according to newly released documents that reveal the FBI worried about her following in the slain civil rights icon's footsteps.

In memos that reveal Coretta Scott King being closely followed by the government, the FBI noted concern that she might attempt "to tie the anti-Vietnam movement to the civil rights movement."

Four years after Martin Luther King Jr.'s death, the FBI closed its file on Coretta Scott King, saying, "No information has come to the attention of Atlanta which indicates a propensity for violence or affiliation of subversive elements," according to a memorandum dated Nov. 30, 1972.

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