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    Man, neither saint nor savage

    SURVEILLANCE: Examining the extent of the FBI's surveillance and harassment of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
    Director: Sam Pollard
    Producer: Benjamin Hedin
    Country: USA

    In 2027, a collection of recordings will be released to the public via the US’ National Archives. The recordings, audio surveillance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, may very well prove a substantial shift within the court of public opinion (at least among the current alt-right sympathising population – a number higher than many of us understand). They will not, however, influence the historical legacy of this monumental figure of world history – the premier champion of Civil Rights, as well as a staunch supporter of the non-violent approach to protest.

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    MLK/FBI, a film by Sam Pollard

    «Fear of a Black Messiah»

    Between 1955 and his untimely death in 1968 via an assassin’s bullet (although, questions remain: with such constant surveillance how could a potential assassin go unnoticed?), Dr. King was the undisputed voice of the African American struggle for equality and dignity within the ongoing American experiment. A charismatic member of the baptist . . .

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