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US cloaks case files involving civil rights

Kerry leads push for King records

Stuart Wexler, a New Jersey social studies teacher, believes records related to Martin Luther King could lead to information about other civil rights killings. Stuart Wexler, a New Jersey social studies teacher, believes records related to Martin Luther King could lead to information about other civil rights killings. (Scott Lewis for The Boston Globe)
By Bryan Bender
Globe Staff / January 18, 2010

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WASHINGTON - Nearly half a century after the height of the civil rights movement, hundreds of thousands of pages of government files about the volatile era remain shielded from the American public, buried in FBI field office cabinets, blocked by resistant bureaucracies, or available only with large sections blacked out, according to US officials and researchers. (Full article: 1417 words)

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