Civics and Domestic Surveillance: Former Pitt professor reassessing view of MLK after he uncovers new FBI documents

Sean Hamill:

David Garrow confesses that while doing research for his 1986 Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of Martin Luther King Jr., he came to more than just appreciate the late civil rights leader.

In particular, Mr. Garrow, a former University of Pittsburgh professor of law and history, said listening to every sermon he could find from King “had a very deep, profound impact on me.”

“I always had a very, very high opinion about his humility and self-sacrificing qualities,” Mr. Garrow said from his Squirrel Hill home Friday, “and I still have that.”