The FBI's War on Black America (1990)

Genres - History  |   Sub-Genres - Politics & Government, Social History  |   Run Time - 50 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The FBI's War on Black America offers a thought provoking look at a government-sanctioned conspiracy, the FBI's counter intelligence program known as Cointelpro. This documentary establishes historical perspective on the measures initiated by J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI which aimed to discredit black political figures and forces of the late 1960's and early 1970's. Combining declassified documents, interviews, rare footage and exhaustive research, it investigates the government's role in the assignations of Malcom X, Fred Hampton and Martin Luther King Jr. The film reflects the rigorous research which went into its making, and portrays the nation's unrest during the period it recounts.

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Civil-Rights, racism, Black [race], conspiracy, FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation), militant