Johanna Hamilton’s Documentary “1971” Underscores The Imperative for the Removal of the Name “J. Edgar Hoover” from Building Housing the Headquarters of the FBI [#275]1
June 21, 2014 by Alfred
This article is in effect an addendum to two previous articles published by this writer in the Argentum Post. The first one was published on 09/28/2013 and was titled “The Name of Our Top Law Enforcement Headquarters Building Must Come Down Now” and the second article, is a sequel to said first one was published on 01/15/14 and was titled “Former Washington Post Reporter Betty Medsger Reports on The Citizen’s Commission to Investigate the FBI“.
This addendum updates the former two articles in that it announces further documentation in the form an excellent documentary by Johanna Hamilton titled “1971” which was just shown on June 19, 2014, at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC and then was shown today, June 21, 2014 at the prestigious American Film Institute Cinema and Cultural Center during the AFIDocs documentary festival in Silver Spring, Maryland.
The documentation unveiled in this film further underscores the imperative for the removal of the name of J. Edgar Hoover from the building which houses the headquarters of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. This film documentably solidly further buttresses the ample record of the appalling intimidation, politicization, disregard for the truths, and calumniation of innocent and illustrious democracy activist individuals such as Martin Luther King, and of innocent anti-war organizations, by this thoroughly exposed FBI director who has been so thoroughly exposed, that his name on the FBI headquarters building has come to represent an insult to all decent, law abiding, professional federal investigative agents.
Thanks for shining a light back on a dark period of our history!