“[J. Edgar] Hoover [former head of the FBI] issued another directive: ‘Prevent the rise of a “messiah” who could unify and electrify the militant black nationalist movement. Malcolm X might have been such a “messiah”…Martin Luther King, Stokely Carmichael, and [Nation of Islam leader] Elijah Muhammed [sic] all aspire to this position …King could be a very real contender for this position should he abandon his supposed “obedience” to “white, liberal doctrines” (nonviolence).'”

Source: Jonathan David Farley. “Preventing The Rise Of A ‘Messiah.'” The Guardian. April 4, 2008. https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2008/apr/04/preventingtheriseofamessi

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s