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Should J. Edgar Hoover have kept detailed files on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.?

  • Yes he should

    Yes, he should have kept some good files out on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr so that he could have took them and later sold them for a lot of money, and made them public for the world to see. He would have made a big thing in the news.

  • No, these particular files were invasive and unnecessary



    Directing the FBI to keep files on Dr. King’s whereabouts,
    movements, friends, and enemies seems like a reasonable thing to do. Such files
    might be useful in protecting the civil rights leader or in preparing for a
    possibly provocative move he or his followers might make. Keeping files on Dr.
    King’s sex life, however, seems to be intrusive, prurient, and out of bounds.


  • J. Edgar Hoover

    I personally think that J. Edgar Hoover should not have keep detailed files on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, because he did not do anything to make himself a target. Martin Luther King Jr never engaged in civil disobedience and he never committed any crimes or stirred up any trouble. The country and its leaders should have left him alone to do his good work.

  • No He Shouldn't

    I do not believe there was any reason for J. Edgar Hoover to keep detailed files on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. unless it was for personal interest or he was keeping a journal of important events. The results of either would be invaluable if released for the general public in today's age. For the purposes of the government I believe there was no need for files on his activity.

  • What was the reason?

    No, J. Edgar Hoover should not have keep detailed files on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, because he did not do anything to make himself a target. Martin Luther King Jr never engaged in civil disobedience and he never committed any crimes or stirred up any trouble. The country and its leaders should have left him alone to do his good work.


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