Saturday, June 29, 2013

Birmingham News claimed SCLC was paying Communist

Via Billy

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JUNE 29, 1963 -- The Birmingham News reported on this day in 1963 that despite having said payments to union leader Hunter Pitts "Jack" O'Dell stopped in 1962, he remained on the Southern Christian Leadership Conference payroll.

O'Dell, the article also claimed, remained affiliated with the Communist Party.

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. told The News O'Dell was not a Communist although he had in the past "associated with communists."

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