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4 Ways Martin Luther King Was More Radical Than You Thought

The slain civil rights leader was a critic of capitalism, the Vietnam War, and championed reproductive rights. Every January, Martin Luther King, Jr. is universally honored as a national hero who preached a peaceful fight against racial injustice. This saintly image is quite a departure from the kind of attacks the reverend endured over his lifetime. FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover famously called King “the most dangerous Negro” and “the most notorious liar in the country” while keeping him under close surveillance.
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