In 2027 the Martin Luther King FBI archives are due to be unsealed. Since by then, not being Spanish speaking, MLK will have lost his privileged minority status, there will be nothing to stop the final truth coming out. Almost an entire generation of politicians and commentators will look, at best, foolish.
Sam Francis will then emerge, along with Senator Jesse Helms and a handful of other brave men, as a hero who tried to defend his country from becoming a laughing stock. Sam was key to the valiant resistance that was mounted. Personally, I will always treasure the wonderful remark he made to visiting Russian legislators, but history is likely to see the MLK battle as Sam’s finest moment. We archive his account here, and the famous Jesse Helms speech, to which he contributed so much, here.