COINTELPRO was a series of covert, and often illegal, projects conducted by the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) aimed at surveilling, infiltrating, discrediting, and disrupting domestic political organizations. The tactics used included discrediting targets through psychological warfare, planting false reports in the media, smearing through forged letters, harassment, wrongful imprisonment, extralegal violence and assassination.
COINTELPRO 101 is an educational film that will open the door to understanding this history. The documentary will introduce viewers new to this history to the basics and direct them to other resources where they can learn more. The intended audiences are the generations that did not experience the social justice movements of the sixties and seventies. The intended audiences are (but not limited to) the generations that did not experience the social justice movements of the sixties and seventies.
Co-sponsors: Voxunion.com, Black August Planning Organizing, All-African People’s Revolutionary Party, Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, Cimarrones-Howard University, IPS’ SALSA and Paths for Reconstruction in the 21st Century, Students Against Mass Incarceration (S.A.M.I.)-Howard University, Black Male Initiative Program-University of Maryland, The Jericho Movement, and Freedom Archives.
Several other screenings will be held in the DC metro area and around the country with discussions led by other speakers. For more information visit the Freedom Archives’ COINTELPRO page. You can help promote the DC area screenings with this flyer.