President Lyndon Johnson shakes hands with the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., after handing him one of the pens used in signing the Civil Rights Act of July 2, 1964 at the White House in Washington. The anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday falls in the month of January. (Photo by U.S. Embassy New Delhi)

NSA Spied On MLK, US Senators And Other Vietnam War Critics, Documents Show

Agency’s self-proclaimed ‘disreputable if not outright illegal’ practices threaten civil liberties then and now, critics warn.