Despite the vast declassifications of the JFK Records Act in the late 1990s, much of which is now available online on this website, secrecy and undisclosed records remains a problem in the JFK assassination case. This is even ore true in the case of the murder of Martin Luther King Jr. - the King half of the House Assassination Committee's files remain completely sealed today.
In the first part of a two part essay, author Lamar Waldron looks at some of the specific examples of withholding, discussing government action and inaction on both cases. This will be followed up by a second part devoted to key records centered around US covert action in Cuba.
This week, March 15-21, is Sunshine Week, and President Obama's early actions and statements on openness in government are welcome. A King Assassination Records Act is needed, as well as reversal of the reversion to stonewalling exemplified in Jefferson Morley's lawsuit against the CIA.