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J. Edgar Hoover: (1895-1972) Long-term director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (1924-1972); revolutionized its law enforcement but amassed great political power through surveillance and investigative files; fervent anti-communist
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- Federal Bureau of Investigation : The principal U.S. Federal police agency, part of the U.S. Department of Justice and the United States intelligence community, who has arrest authority, and is the primary authority for a variety of domestic crimes, civilian counterespionage within the United States, and organized crime
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- Martin Luther King Jr. : (1929-1968) Baptist minister in Atlanta, Georgia, leader in the U.S. civil rights movement and president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference; gave I Have a Dream speech at the 1963 March on Washington; recipient of the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize (youngest recipient); assassinated 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee