Humint Events Online: Today's 33

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Today's 33

A textbook example:
ATLANTA — That photo of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. riding one of the first desegregated buses in Montgomery, Ala.? He took it. The well-known image of black sanitation workers carrying “I Am a Man” signs in Memphis? His. He was the only photojournalist to document the entire trial in the murder of Emmett Till, and he was there in Room 306 of the Lorraine Hotel, Dr. King’s room, on the night he was assassinated.

But now an unsettling asterisk must be added to the legacy of Ernest C. Withers, one of the most celebrated photographers of the civil rights era: He was a paid F.B.I. informer.

On Sunday, The Commercial Appeal in Memphis published the results of a two-year investigation that showed Mr. Withers, who died in 2007 at age 85, had collaborated closely with two F.B.I. agents in the 1960s to keep tabs on the civil rights movement. (snip)

A clerical error appears to have allowed for Mr. Withers’s identity to be divulged: In most cases in the reports, references to Mr. Withers and his informer number, ME 338-R, have been blacked out. But in several locations, the F.B.I. appears to have forgotten to hide them.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

It would be good to save us time-- for those of us who will not register with the CIA (I mean NY Times)--to get each NYT article's URL that is online without needing to go thru them, in the future.

This article is here:

Good post.

My thoughts are that, of course, this is no slip-up. Perhaps they are revealing certain things now to further the feelings of hopelessness? Namely to show that King's trusted intimates were all intel.

I have revealed the work in Wm Pepper's books.

He stated or indicated how at least 2 top Reverend/colleagues of MLK were, in my words, intel filth. Including the filth that became the titular leader of the African-American community ever since, and another "friend and top reverend colleague" of MLK as well.


4:46 PM  
Blogger Robert said...

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10:23 PM  
Blogger Robert said...

Are you referring to Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton?

10:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Or both?

9:54 AM  

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