J. Edgar Hoover: Memo on Martin Luther King

(1965)

Document Text

United States Department of Justice Memorandum

5:53 PM, July 6, 1965

Memorandum for: Mr. Tolson, Mr. Belmont, Mr. Sullivan, Mr. De Loach

The Attorney General called. He stated he has been concerned about the Martin Luther King position on Vietnam and he wondered whether the Bureau could put together a memorandum on: 1. How King gets on to this extent; and 2. has there been any hard Communist Party line tieing [sic] together Vietnam and the civil rights movement. I stated we would get that together. The Attorney General stated he thought it would be helpful to have for the...

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