The picture listed above was seized during a raid on SCEF offices by the
state and local police of New Orleans. Besides the picture of King and known
communists, the police also confiscated communist literature.
A list of King's friends from picture:
James Dombrowski - the administrator of the Southern Conference for Human
Welfare (SCHW). One of the founders of the SCHW, Paul Crouch, an admitted
Communist, identified the purpose of the SCHW before the Senate Internal
Security Subcommittee. SCHW founder Crouch stated the SCHW "was intended to
lead to class hatred and race hatred, dividing class against class and race
against race." The Senate Internal Security Subcommittee found that "The
SCHW was conceived, financed, and set up by the Communist Party in 1938 to
promote communism in the Southern States." The SCHW later changed it's name
to the more familiar SCEF or Southern Christian Educational Fund. [From the
Congressional Record (May 16, 1968),p.E4309]
Carl and Ann Braden - Field Secretaries for the above mentioned SCEF or
Southern Christian Educational Fund. The Senate Internal Security
Subcommittee declared the SCEF was "a communist transmission belt for the
South." [From the Congressional Record (May 16, 1968),p.E4309].
Carl Braden was convicted of bombing the house of a black family and tried
to blame the bombing on segregationists in hopes of setting off a race war.
[Congressional Record May 16, 1968 p. E4310, citing the New York Times
(October 2, 1964) ,p.6.]
Ann Braden was indicted for sedition by the State of Kentucky for her work
with the Communist Party. [From the Congressional Record (May 16,