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FBI / Civil Rights Movement and King / Wilkins #258125

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, May 31, 1978
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(Studio) Recent release of FBI memo stating that agency got cooperation from top civil rights leader in 1964 in attempt to remove Martin Luther King, Junior, from movement noted. "Washington Post" report that black leader was then-NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) president Roy Wilkins, which is denied by Wilkins, stated.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) Wilkins' poor health mentioned; is noted that he stands beside wife, Aminda, as she reads his statement of denial. [Mrs. WILKINS - reads statement, which says any black with sense knew that J. Edgar Hoover was trying to halt civil rights movement through attempt to discredit King.]
REPORTER: Richard Wagner

Cronkite, Walter;
Wagner, Richard

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