Ernest Withers: The Informant

Famous Civil Rights photographer also worked for FBI

Margaret Kimberly

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The trusted “movement” photographer was a spy for J. Edgar Hoover. Ernest Withers apparently cashed in on his close relationship with unsuspecting Black Sixties activists; including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Withers is dead, but not forgiven. “The revelation of Withers’ activity should be a reminder of the extent to which the state dedicated itself to destroying any organized effort at black empowerment.”

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