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FBI Special Agent in Charge, Mobile, to J. Edgar Hoover

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Author: Special Agent in Charge, Mobile, Ala. (United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation)

Date: January 4, 1956

Location: Mobile, Ala.

Genre: Letter

Topic: Martin Luther King, Jr. - Threats/attacks against

Montgomery Bus Boycott


On 7 December 1955 the FBI’s Mobile office began forwarding information on the bus boycott to FBI director J. Edgar Hoover. The special agent in charge of the office reports that someone, probably a member of the Montgomery police department, had been assigned to find “derogatory information” about King.

Source: MIAFBI, DJ, Montgomery Improvement Association FBI File, United States Department of Justice, Washington, D.C., Bureau File 100-135

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