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Date: Thu, 29 Aug 2002 18:47:18 -0400
From: Jay Moore <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: For the "It's About Time" Category
Human Rights Activists to Protest Hoover Name at FBI
28 Aug 12:37
Martin Luther King III and Human Rights Activists Petition
Attorney General to Drop Hoover Name from FBI Building
To: Assignment Desk, Daybooks
Contact: Rev. E. Randel T. Osburn, 404-659-7253
Sam Riddle, 303-246-0409
both of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference
Today marks the 39th anniversary of the historic civil rights
March On Washington.
Martin L. King, III, President of the Southern Christian
Leadership Conference (SCLC), an organization co-founded by his
father, will join other human rights advocates including world
renown activist Dick Gregory and deliver a letter to Attorney
General Ashcroft calling for Ashcroft to support their effort to
remove J. Edgar Hoover's name from the FBI building.
"We must not ever forget the March on Washington and Dr. King's
'Dream' that has become the goal of civilized people the world
over," said Gregory.
"August 28, 1963 was the day the world received the vision that
keeps people working for justice around the world," said the
King and Gregory will hold a 2:30 pm press conference today in
front of the Justice Department and initiate the first in a series
of prayer vigils aimed at dropping J. Edgar Hoover's name from the
building. The drive to drop Hoover's name is motivated by
revelations about Hoover's "dirty tricks" and unconstitutional
tactics against King and others that have come to the public eye
since the naming of the building.
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