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Home > Screenings > 3DD > Marked Man: MLK & The FBI

Director: Edward Cotterill

Producer: Edward Cotterill, William Simpson

Executive Producer: Dominic Saville, Patricia Hickey

Writer: William Simpson

Cast: Dorothy Cotton - Close friend and colleague of Martin Luther King, Tim Weiner - Author of “Enemies: A History of the FBI” and winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Dr. Cheryl Sterling - Director of Black Studies (CCNY) Richard Gid Powers - Author of “G-Men: Hoover’s FBI in American Popular Culture”, “Secrecy and Power: The Life of J. Edgar Hoover”, Bonnie Greer - American-British critic and broadcaster

Genres: Documentary, Entertainment, Factual


April 4 2023 marks the fifty fifth anniversary of the assassination of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.

King helped drive change in America in the face of bitter opposition – not least from parts of the US Government.

For years prior to his death, Martin Luther King was subjected to a campaign of intimidation by J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI. Hoover was convinced King was a puppet of the Communists, intent on destroying America. He was determined to neutralise the threat.

This documentary will reveal the depth of Hoover's vendetta. It will examine how and why he targeted King. And it will explore the legacy of the controversial FBI Director and that of the civil rights leader he so relentlessly pursued.

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