Flier Linking MLK to Communism

Flier Linking MLK to Communism

From February 28, 1965: a flier created to mislead, by connecting Martin Luther King, Jr. to communism.

Distributed as a “public service” by a national conservative political action newspaper, The Independent American, this flyer tries to discredit Dr. King because of his attendance at Highlander Folk School, assumed to be a Communist training school.

Here’s a billboard with the same campaign: Library of Congress database

And to view the second side of the flier, see here: Pdf document of flier

Source for image and quote: [Stanford University The Martin Luther King Jr. Research and Education Institute]

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