Database Details

Federal Surveillance of African Americans, 1920-1984

Alternative Name:   Archives Unbound
Type:   Library
Description:   This is a collection consisting of a select group of microfilm products from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Library. It is a resource of how the Justice Department and FBI engaged in widespread investigations of those deemed politically suspect, including aliens, members of various protest groups, socialists, communists, pacifists, militant labor unionists, ethnic or racial nationalists, and outspoken opponents of the policies of the incumbent presidents. The collection provides source materials on the major social movements and key figures in early twentieth century black history as well a window into the development of America’s first systematic domestic surveillance apparatus and it illuminates the conflict in American history between the need of society to protect basic freedoms and the equally legitimate need to protect itself from genuine threats to security and existence.
Publisher:   Gale Cengage
Full Text Note:   Full Text
Category/Subcategory:   Social Sciences / History