I am posting this because I have let it lay fallow for 20 years now. I have filed it away and have never heard another story' even remotely' confirming its veracity. But someone out there believes it and it does make one wonder, just a tad, sometimes… Back in Nov of 1989 I spent a week in Montgomery Alabama for my employer at the time, mostly at Gunter AFB. On the site there was a civilian on the team testing our software. I'd guess he was in his 60's in 1989. He told some stories about his days in the 1950's and 1960's as a law enforcement officer of some sort. He claimed to have been at more than one rally featuring oratory by the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This was in the very early days, before Dr. King was a national figure. It was this unnamed man's claim that he personally heard MLK speak advocating the violent overthrow of the United States government. He had been onsite with a team of Federal and local officers watching several events. He provided many details and talked about how the FBI (& J.Edgar Hoover) were treating MLK as a potential threat to our national security. This is wholly unsubstantiated by anything I have yet seen or heard. It would not shock me if it were true, but with truth so distorted in our world – who knows.
Anybody have something to contribute? No I'm not a racist and yes the gentleman telling the stories was caucasion.