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Black FBI MOLE, MLK, POLITICS

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The folks opening the Ernest Withers Museum in Memphis, Tenn. may have to make some adjustments. The museum is scheduled to open October 15, three years after the death of the legendary black photographer, who documented the civil rights era with nearly unmatched access to its defining characters and events. But it might as well be renamed the ME 338-R Museum after a Tennessee newspaper revealed that Withers wasn't just snapping photos - he was also relaying intelligence to the FBI as a paid mole, referred to in FBI documents by that confidential informant number. "[FBI] reports portray Withers as a prolific informant who, from at least 1968 until 1970, passed on tips and photographs detailing an insider's view of politics, business and everyday life in Memphis' black community," Memphis' Commercial Appeal reported Sunday following a two-year investigation. Let's talk about this and other political issues tonight on the slugfest, "If you can handle the truth." Call us at 718-508-9867.

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