Federal Surveillance of African Americans, 1920-1984

URL

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Description

Hundreds of FBI files documenting the federal scrutiny, harassment, and prosecution to which black Americans of all political persuasions were subjected. Many of the documents originated with black "confidential special informants" enlisted by the FBI to infiltrate a variety of organizations. The collection provides detailed coverage of: "Negro radicals" and their organizations; the FBI's infringement of First Amendment freedoms; and its preoccupation with black radicalism between 1920 and 1984.

Subjects

African Americans, Ethnic Studies, United States History

Access Restrictions

UCSD Only

Access Information

"UCSD Only" resources are funded & licensed by UC San Diego Library & the University of California.

Off-campus access restricted to current UC San Diego faculty, staff & students.