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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Sen. Kerry Pushes for Release of King Records

Senator John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) has introduced legislation that would require all records relating to the life and death of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. to be located, reviewed and released by a National Archives review board. The legislation is part of a larger movement to force the release of information about violence against blacks during the civil rights era, including unsolved lynching and bombing cases.

Read more about it here.

1 comment:

Joseph Backes said...

Hello, I would like to know when Senator Kerry actually will introduce this. The Boston Globe article mentioned it might be this week but I haven't seen any further on it. Also, I would like to know if hearings are scheduled about this proposed Act. If you hear anything on this would you please email me at
Ebackes@nycap.rr.com Thanks.
Joe Backes