MLK/FBI is an essential expose of the surveillance and harassment of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Rev King was called by the FBI “the most dangerous” Black person in America” The expose was undertaken by J. Edgar Hoover and the U.S. government. The film is based on newly discovered and declassified files, as well as revelatory restored footage. The documentary explores the government’s history of targeting Black activists. Directed by Emmy® Award-winner and Oscar®-nominee Sam Pollard, MLK/FBI recounts a tragic story with searing connections to our current moment. Remarkably, this story from the mid-60’s civil rights conflict has relevance in our headlines today.