Sep 12, 2011

Now isn't this interesting.  Tapes featuring never heard before interviews of Jackie Kennedy is causing quite a stir.  In the tapes, Jackie Kennedy can be heard making some rather shocking statements about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Speaking in the months after her husband's assassination, Jacqueline Kennedy was so upset with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. that she told a friend and interviewer that she could barely look at images of him.

"I just can't see a picture of Martin Luther King without thinking, you know, that man's terrible," Mrs. Kennedy said, as part of an oral history series of interviews released this month.

Mrs. Kennedy expressed her disgust with MLK after Robert Kennedy told her about J. Edgar Hoover's wiretaps on King and how it revealed the fact that he allegedly made some questionable remarks about JFK's funeral.

The widowed first lady soured on King as a result of secret wiretaps arranged by FBI director J. Edgar Hoover. Hoover had told President Kennedy that King tried to arrange a sex party while in town for the March on Washington, and told Robert Kennedy that King had made derogatory comments during the president's funeral, Mrs. Kennedy recalled.

But as for what was actually said by King and his circle, history remains uncertain. The original surveillance tapes involving King have never been released publicly, and are under seal by court order until 2027. [2027?  I'm sure there is going to be a line wrapped around the building to listen to those tapes.]

Mrs. Kennedy also revealed that it was her husband that revealed to her information surrounding MLK's sexual indiscretions even going so far as saying that he was trying to organize a sex party during the 'March on Washington'.

She also said that the president himself told her about surveillance suggesting that King sought to organize a sex party while in town for the March on Washington in August 1963.

"He told me of a tape that the FBI had of Martin Luther King when he was here for the freedom march. And he said this with no bitterness or anything, how he was calling up all these girls and arranging for a party of men and women, I mean, sort of an orgy in the hotel, and everything," she said.

MLK's indiscretions are pretty well known, but the fact that Jackie Kennedy is speaking so candidly about her feelings towards him is something that is definitely going to have people talking.  I'm one of those people who doesn't trust anything associated with J. Edgar Hoover.  I really do believe he was giving the Kennedy's that information to put a wedge between them and Dr. King.  I mean seriously, what does it serve to tell Mrs. Kennedy that Dr. King was snickering at her husband's funeral if only to put a wedge between the two factions.  Hoover's witch hunt against King is something that is very well documented and something I believe played a factor in Mrs. kennedy's feelings towards Dr. King.. 



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