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May 16, 2021
56 COINTELPRO : The FBI's War On Civil Rights
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Hosts: Diane, KeKey Huessein

Executive Producer: DJ LG

Episode Introduction: 

In this episode of ‘Now What’ Diane and Key discuss CointelPro, the FBI’s attack against Civil Rights and the assassination of Fred Hampton.

Episode Summary: 

  • The episode focuses on the events and people involved in the assassination of Fred Hampton, Black Panther leader.  
  • The film Judas and the Black Messiah exposes the truth of FBI informant William O’Neal, and COINTEL pro - COINTELPRO (Counter Intelligence Program) (1956–1971), a series of covert and illegal projects conducted by the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) aimed at surveilling, infiltrating, discrediting, and disrupting domestic American political organizations.

Learn about the legacy of Fred Hampton:

Watch The Film. Know His Legacy. Share His Story.

Judas and the Black Messiah Podcast

William O’Neal Eyes on the Prize: https://youtu.be/MAsjm1hM-uQ

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Credits: 

History of CointelPro 

Civil Rights Movement  and the rise of the Black Panther party

Fred Hampton and the Rainbow Coalition

William O’Neal

 

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