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From the Montgomery Bus Boycott in 1955 to his assassnation in 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a transformative figure in the Civil Rights Movement. His journey, along with civil rights activists throughout the United States, is a testament to the power of radical social change and the determination of individuals dedicated to the cause of equality. His philosophy of nonviolent protest provided the blueprint that shaped the movement for almost 2 decades.

Despite the eventual success of the movement, King and hundreds of protestors drew the attention of local and federal law enforcement officials. J. Edgar Hoover, the first appointed director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), spied on King regularly using a variety of surveillance technologies and programs with the sole purpose ...

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