REVEALED: Lyndon Johnson Administration Sent Letter To MLK Trying To Convince Him To Commit Suicide [VIDEO]

REVEALED: Lyndon Johnson Administration Sent Letter To MLK Trying To Convince Him To Commit Suicide [VIDEO]

This is a sad, sad thing that was recently uncovered. None other than J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI sent a letter to civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr., encouraging the leader to commit suicide. The full letter along with a video clip are below:

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A letter sent to Martin Luther King Jr. calls the civil rights leader a “filthy, abnormal animal” and urges him to commit suicide.

While the existence of the letter was known, and some of its parts had been revealed, The New York Times has published the full text of the letter for the first time.

“Listen to yourself, you filthy, abnormal animal,” it says, at other points calling Rev King an “evil, abnormal beast” and a “dissolute, abnormal moral imbecile.”

The note, dating to about 50 years ago, is anonymous.

But Beverly Cage, an American history professor at Yale who uncovered the letter during research in the National Archives, wrote in the newspaper that Rev King was “certain” the letter had come from the FBI.

“Its infamous director, J Edgar Hoover, made no secret of his desire to see King discredited.”

The type-written note, known as the “suicide letter”, threatens to expose Rev King as an adulterer.

“You will find yourself in all your dirt, filth, evil and moronic talk exposed on the record for all time,” the letter said, accusing him of engaging in “sexual orgies”.

The note appears to be written with deliberately ungrammatical sentences and typos.

“You will find on the record for all time your filthy, dirty, evil companions, male and females giving expression with you to your hideous (sic) abnormalities.”

The note ends with an appeal to Rev King to kill himself.

“There is but one way out for you,” it said.

“You better take it before your filthy, abnormal fraudulent self is bared to the nation.”

The letter was believed to have been devised shortly before Rev King won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964.

The human rights leader was assassinated in 1968.


This is so sick and wrong for the government to use this kind of intimidation and threat against any American citizen. This Martin Luther King Day, take a moment to reflect on the sacrifices this man made for what he believed in. He was killed because he thought everyone should have equal rights, and be treated equally. So that people would not be treated differently because of the color of their skin, and not be forced to dine separately, and to utilize the same basic human rights we all deserve. No one should be discriminated against.

The world has changed since Dr. King was assassinated. Their are no longer separate restrooms or water fountains. We have a bi-racial President, even. Dr. King would be proud of the progress we have made, in many ways. Let us not shame him by the actions of our nation, or our President. Let’s hope our government is not currently using these same tactics against citizens.

What do you think of this government issue letter to Dr. King?


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