FBI spied on Martin Luther King for ‘I have a dream’ speech


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This video, recorded in 1963 in the USA, is called Martin Luther King | “I Have A Dream” Speech.

From daily The Independent in Britain today:

Martin Luther King was put under FBI surveillance after his ‘I have a dream’ speech

by Bethan McKernan

Reverend Martin Luther King Jr‘s 1963 ‘I have a dream’ speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington was a defining moment of the 20th century.

His message of equality and fairness inspired generations of people across the world – but also put him at the centre of the FBI’s surveillance operations.

Attorney-General at the time Robert F. Kennedy approved a wiretap and hidden microphone operation that bugged many of King’s conversations from 1963 until his assassination in 1968.

William Sullivan, then head of the FBI’s domestic intelligence division, wrote in a top-secret memo at the time:

“Personally, I believe…

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