Naomi Shalit, a self-described Martin Luther King scholar, has become disillusioned with the icon of the Civil Rights Movement upon learning about irrefutable evidence recently brought to light about his participation in the gang rape of a woman in a hotel room:
In an 8,000-word article published in the British periodical Standpoint Magazine on May 30, [Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer of Martin Luther King, David Garrow] details the contents of FBI memos he discovered after spending weeks sifting through more than 54,000 documents located on the National Archives website. Initially sealed by court order until 2027, the documents ended up being made available in recent months through the President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992.
The most damaging memos describe King witnessing a rape in a hotel room. Instead of stopping it, handwritten notes in the file say he encouraged the attacker to continue.
King was once thought of as a saint beyond reproach. After his death, it eventually emerged that he was a womanizer.
If these FBI memos are accurate and I have good reason to believe they are we now have to ask the unthinkable: Was King an abuser? And what might this mean for his legacy?
The FBI files contained some other notable information.
Garrow writes that King may have fathered a daughter with Dolores Evans, a girlfriend of his who is still alive and living in Los Angeles. The memos also detail the closeness of his relationship with Dorothy Cotton, a longtime associate of Kings in Atlanta and director of his organizations Citizen Education Program. It appears that the two were romantically involved.......
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These poor babies -- they had to face what liars and shysters they've been since the 1950s. But don't worry, they forgot all about 5 minutes later and went back to promoting black, brown, yellow, tan and jew supremacism!
What's the name of that book that came out a decade or two ago by one of Marty King's main associates? It admitted how rotten king was on the usual excuse that you take leadership where you get it. Trying to remember the title -- author wasn't Bayard Rustin but somebody like that.