MLK/FBI (2020)

Genres - Culture & Society, History  |   Sub-Genres - Docudrama  |   Release Date - Jan 15, 2021 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 104 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - PG
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Synopsis by Olivia Cantor

A documentary by Sam Pollard about what a former FBI agent calls the darkest part of their agency’s history, the film features recently declassified files to unearth how the agency branded and targeted Martin Luther King Jr. as an enemy of the state in the ‘60s, the time when the assassinated reverend was beginning to rise to national fame and influence as a leader of the civil rights movement. The film’s revelations include how the FBI wiretapped and presented to King many recordings of his supposed numerous extramarital affairs as J. Edgar Hoover branded him a communist.

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activism, FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation), government, history, race-relations