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Selection from James Forman FBI file, title page of Black Manifesto

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Selection from James Forman FBI file, title page of Black Manifesto

Description

Backed by the National Black Economic Development Conference, based in Detroit, Forman issued the Black Manifesto, calling for $500 million from religious groups as payback for slavery. "Racist white America," the Manifesto reads, "has exploited our resources, our minds, our bodies, our labor." The FBI investigated the Black Manifesto for racketeering and extortion. Forman was an organizer for the rights of African-Americans, and the FBI documents his actions as both a revolutionary and a fundraiser.

Subject

Federal Bureau of Investigation surveillance files.
Civil rights movements--United States--History--20th century.
United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Creator

United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation

Source

JamesFormanLibraryCollection

Publisher

Queens College Department of Special Collections and Archives (New York, N.Y.)

Date

c.1969

Date Created

2011-06-28

Rights

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Image
JPEG

Extent

214,514 bytes

Language

English

Type

Text

Spatial Coverage

Detroit (Mich.)

Text

Manifesto / To the White Christian Churches and the Synagogues in the United States of America and to All Other Racist Institutions. / Presentation by James Forman / Delivered to and Adopted by the National Black Economic Development Conference in Detroit, Michigan / On April 26, 1969

Original Format

Federal Government Records
Paper;
8 x 10.5 inches (207 x 267 mm)

Citation

United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation, “Selection from James Forman FBI file, title page of Black Manifesto,” Queens College Civil Rights Archives, accessed September 29, 2020, https://archives.qc.cuny.edu/civilrights/items/show/106.

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