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ID:

545

Date:

2009-12-15

Headline:

The John Hope Franklin File: FBI Looked At Esteemed Historian For Communist Ties

Reporter's name:

Justin Elliott

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

TPM Muckraker

City:

Washington, DC

Summary:

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) file on noted historian John Hope Franklin reveals the FBI was concerned that Franklin's support for civil rights, and his opposition to the Viet Nam War, were anti-American.

Notes:

NOTES: The FBI withheld eighteen of 515 pages of Franklin's file.

Keywords:

John Hope Franklin, Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI, J. Edgar Hoover, House Committee on Un-American Activities, W.E.B. Du Bois, civil rights

URL:

http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2009/12/the_john_hope_franklin_file_fbi_probed_communist_ties.php


Agencies:

FBI

States:

DC
IL
NY
WI

Categories:

FBI


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