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Randolph Hollingsworth

COINTELPRO: The FBI's Covert Action Programs Against American Citizens, Final Report of... - 0 views

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    COINTELPRO is an acronym for a series of FBI counterintelligence programs designed to neutralize political dissidents from 1956 to 1971 - their work broadly targeted radical political organizations. Since the early 1950s, the Communist Party was illegal in the United States, and the US Senate and House of Representatives each set up investigating committees to prosecute communists and publicly expose them. (The House Committee on Un-American Activities and the Senate Internal Security Subcommittee, led by Senator Joseph McCarthy). However, Supreme Court rulings in 1956 and 1957 questioned the constitutionality of Smith Act prosecutions and Subversive Activities Control Board hearings. This did not stop the local and state govenments from starting up their own vigilance committees. In addition, the FBI created COINTELPRO which was designed to "neutralize" radicals such as civil rights or peace and anti-arms race activists, many of whom were said to be part of "communist front organizations." The FBI led over 2000 COINTELPRO operations until it was officially discontinued in April of 1971.
Randolph Hollingsworth

Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research - 0 views

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    Wonderful resources available here at the website for the UofL Anne Braden Institute - the Director is Dr. Cate Fosl who is joining us on Nov 18th with the AASRP Dialogues on Race session on Anne Braden.
Randolph Hollingsworth

Minutes, SCEF Board of Directors - 1963-04-26 - Norfolk, VA - inc Bradens - 0 views

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    Anne is part of the discussion about the rejection of SCEF from the Southern Inter-Agency Conference - and how they would handle the communications with their sponsoring organizations (YMCA and SNCC). Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission, "Minutes, SCEF Board of Directors," April 26, 1963, SCRID# 99-159-0-34-1-1-1ph, Series 2515: Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission Records, 1994-2006, Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
Randolph Hollingsworth

Southern Conference for Human Welfare/Educational Fund - Oral History Interviews at Ind... - 0 views

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    5 interviews with civil rights activists in the early 1980s (Anne Braden, Virginia Foster Durr, Amelia Robinson, Fred Shuttlesworth, Frederick Palmer Weber) who discuss their involvement in the Southern Conference for Human Welfare/Educational Fund. Some of the main topics include segregation, poverty, legislation, and poll taxes. (Audiotapes, transcripts, and collateral materials housed in Weatherly Hall North, Room 122. Copies are also housed at the Indiana University Archives in Herman B Wells Library E460.) Braden interview by Linda Reed is 35 pages (90 minutes) - describes the disenfranchisement of Depression Era South and need for worker, economic and civil rights for Black Americans; discusses Congress of Industrial Organizations, House Un-American Activities Committee, Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee, Southern Christian Leadership Conference as well as the structure of the SCEF and the Southern Patriot.
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