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Cointelpro "The FBI's War on Black America"
VHS & DVD hi-fi, mono.
Executive producers, Waleed Ali, Malik Ali
Theme music written & performed by Willie James Abner.
Interviewer: Denis Mueller.
An informative and thought provoking look at the FBI's Cointelpro (Counter Intelligence Program) operations.
Contains rare footage of the influential black leaders of the times, such as: Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and Fred Hampton.
What a treasure! This program manages to capture the intensity of the sixties, yet have the objectivity and historical distance of time.
How many people know about how in the 1960's, the US Government attempted to interfere with the rights of the nation's citizenry?
That is if you were black.
Through a secret program called the Counter Intelligence Program (COINTELPRO), there was a concerted effort to subvert the will of the people to avoid the rise "of a black Messiah" that would mobilize the African-American community into a meaningful political force.
Were the assassinations of Malcolm X, Fred Hampton, and Martin Luther King Jr. the result of this concerted effort to avoid "a black Messiah"?
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