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Liberation Movement in Africa and African America

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Composed of FBI surveillance files on the activities of the African Liberation Support Committee and All African People's Revolutionary Party; this collection provides two unique views on African American support for liberation struggles in Africa, the issue of Pan-Africanism, and the role of African independence movements as political leverage for domestic Black struggles. (OCLC)

A variety of materials comprise this collection, including:
FBI surveillance and informant reports and correspondence from a variety of offices including, NYC, Baltimore, New Haven, Detroit, Miami, Atlanta, Newark, Kansas City, and Cleveland; Intercepted correspondence; Ephemera from NGO support groups; Justice Department memoranda, correspondence, and analyses; Newsclippings and articles; Copies of handbills, pamphlets, and newsletters; Witness statements; Extremist Intelligence Section reports; Domestic Intelligence Division reports and memoranda; Transcriptions of wiretaps, typewriter tapes, and coded messages; Speech excerpts; Transcripts of conversations.

Date range of documents: 1970-1985

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Print-only copy permitted
Resource Advocate:
Frank-Wilson, Marion
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IUB Library Subjects:
  • African American and African Diaspora Studies
  • American Studies
  • Political Science
  • History
  • African Studies

Library of Congress Subjects:

National liberation movements -- Africa.
African Americans -- United States.
Civil rights movements -- United States.
Black power.
Black nationalism.