"COINTELPRO" Essays and Research Papers

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  • Cointelpro

    "COINTELPRO" was the FBI’s secret program to undermine the popular upsurge‚ which swept the country during the 1960s. Though the name stands for "Counterintelligence Program‚" the targets were not enemy spies. The FBI set out to eliminate "radical" political opposition inside the US. When traditional modes of repression (exposure‚ blatant harassment‚ and prosecution for political crimes) failed to counter the growing insurgency‚ and even helped to fuel it‚ the Bureau took the law into its own hands

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  • Crack Cocaine and Corruption: the C.I.a's Involvement with the Fall of the Black Panther Party and Black Community

    operation “counter intelligence program” (cointelpro)

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  • The Counterintelligence Program

    Topic: The Counterintelligence Program also known as COINTELPRO Specific Purpose: To inform my audience about the Counterintelligence Program‚ (COINTELPRO). Thesis Statement: First‚ I will discuss the history of COINTELPRO; then I will discuss the methods of COINTELPRO; and finally‚ I will discuss COINTELPRO today. Introduction: I. Let me ask you this‚ have you ever had a feeling that someone is watching you? Have you ever been by yourself yet you don’t quite feel like you are alone? Well

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  • Opposition to the Civil Rights Movement

    dedicated anti-communist set up COINTELPRO (the counter intelligence program) which investigated radical groups. He did this because he thought that groups such as CORE‚ SNCC‚ the NACCP and the SCLC had links to the communist party who therefore posed a threat to the American Democracy. COINTELPRO spied on civil rights groups‚ broke into their offices and harassed civil rights activists‚ however‚ its main tactic was infiltration. This was a process where COINTELPRO agents would join groups such as

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  • History of Huey Newton

    In the late 1960’s and early ’70’s posters of the Black Panther Party’s co-founder‚ Huey P. Newton were taped and plastered on walls of college dorm rooms nation-wide. Wearing a black beret and a leather jacket‚ sitting on a wicker chair‚ a spear in one hand and a rifle in the other‚ the poster portrayed Huey Newton as a symbol of his generation’s anger and courage. He was a symbol of anger and courage in the face of racism and the class in which blacks were placed. His intellect and leadership abilities

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  • His 29

    Journal Article Review Revolutionary Black Nationalism: The Black Panther Party takes an in-depth look into the Black Panther Party as a specific example for revolutionary nationalism and analyzes thoroughly the positive contributions they made as well as the negative aspects of the party. Jessica C. Harris‚ who was obsessed with the history of the party‚ did research and wrote the paper. This journal (pages from 409-421) is from The Journal of Negro History‚ Vol. 86‚ No. 3. (Summer‚ 2001)

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  • Political Prisoner

    Assata’s political cause was to empower African Americans within her community. She was a part of the students’ right movement‚ the movement to end the Vietnam War‚ the Black Panther Party‚ and the Liberation Army. She was then targeted by the FBI’s COINTELPRO. Assata faced many injustices. Out of the crimes that she was allegedly committed‚ which consists of over a dozen cases including a numerous amount of felonies‚ she was convicted of one which was the murder of a police officer. It is apparent

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  • Black Panther

    Black Panther Party Take Away Points * Late 1960s counter culture and how the Black Panther Party reflected the change from nonviolence to violence of the culture * What was the Black Panther Party? * Be able to identify who the two founders were * Identify the aims of the Black Panther Party * What were some actions taken by the Black Panther Party? * Black Panther Party Then & Now * Were they successful? Civil Rights Movement/ Counter Culture * Aims

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  • The Black Panthers

    The Black Panthers [also known as] (The Black Panther Party for Self Defense) was a Black Nationalist organization in the United States that formed in the late 1960s and became nationally renowned. (Wikipedia:The Free Encyclopedia‚ 1997). The Black Panther Party was founded in 1966 by party members Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale in the city of Oakland‚ California. The party was established to help further the movement for African American liberation‚ which was growing rapidly throughout the sixties

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  • Cointelpro and the Assassination of Malcolm X

    Assassination of Malcolm X by George Breitman‚ the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) under the direction of J. Edgar Hoover made Malcolm the subject of an intensive surveillance investigation by the Counter Intelligence Program known by its acronym “Cointelpro” (13). Malcolm‚ as a Muslim minister in the NOI‚ had become a powerful speaker equipped with the oratorical skills which provided him the ability to attract large followings of black people into his new organization. However‚ Hoover had labeled

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