Federal Surveillance of African Americans 1920-1984 This link opens in a new window
Between the early 1920s and early 1980s, the FBI enlisted "confidential special informants" to infiltrate a variety of political organizations. The reports provide detail that can be found nowhere else. Includes FBI files on COINTELPRO: Black Nationalist "Hate" Groups, A. Philip Randolph, Adam Clayton Powell, the Black Panther Party, North Carolina, Elijah Muhammed, Malcolm X, MIBURN (Mississippi Burning), the NAACP, Paul Robeson, the Reverend Jesse Jackson, Roy Wilkins, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, Thurgood Marshall, W. E. B. Du Bois, Malcolm X, and Marcus Garvey.