(a film review by Mark R. Leeper)

In the 1950s and 1960s was a (usually) quiet war between Martin Luther King, Jr. and J. Edgar Hoover. Some of the most interesting pieces in MLK/FBI are taken from the mass media of the time. For example, King is seen being interviewed by people like Merv Griffin. At the same time, Hoover appeared in propaganda pieces with names like "Espionage Target--You!" to stir up paranoia. This seems to cover mostly familiar material, at least for older viewers. It does have some newly declassified material, but the focus is more on the legality and morality of what the FBI and other agencies were doing rather than the bare facts.

Released theatrically 01/15/21; available on various streaming services. Rating: +1 (-4 to +4) or 6/10.

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