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The War on Black Dissent, Part I: Black Lives, Red Scares

Still Spying Podcast July 28, 2020 114 5


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    The War on Black Dissent, Part I: Black Lives, Red Scares
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Still Spying begins a three part exploration of the FBI’s long War on Black Dissent. In this first part, the role of anti-communism in attacking Civil Rights Movements is discussed. The FBI viewed support for civil rights as evidence of communist beliefs, and thus took its anti-communist mission as liscense to investigate even the most moderate civil rights organizations.

Of course, there were Black radicals and the FBI was viscous in destroying them. Host Chip Gibbons is joined by Gerald Horne, who holds the Moores Professorship of History and African American Studies at University of Houston, to explain how in the early Cold War period anti-communism was used to divide the Civil Rights Movement and liquidate its more radical wing. Topics discussed by Horne include Paul Robeson, W.E.B. DuBois, the Civil Rigths Congress and its “We Charge Genocide” petition. 

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