Today marks the anniversary of the terrible assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Memphis, Tennessee. While staying in the Lorraine Hotel, King was shot by James Earl Ray while he stood out on his hotel room balcony.
Under Director J. Edgar Hoover, the FBI worked to uncover alleged ties between King and Communist influence. When King criticized the Bureau's handling of racial investigations, Hoover called King the "most notorious liar in the country," as reported by the King Encyclopedia by Stanford University.
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