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Airtel from FBI Director to SAC, New York Regarding James Forman

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Title

Airtel from FBI Director to SAC, New York Regarding James Forman

Description

Airtel from FBI Director to Special Agent in Charge, New York regarding surveillance of James Forman.

Subject

Forman, James, 1928-2005.
Civil rights movements--United States--History--20th century.
Federal Bureau of Investigation surveillance files.
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.).
Washington (D.C.).

Creator

Director, FBI, U.S. Government

Source

JamesFormanLibraryCollection

Publisher

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

Date

1968-02-23

Date Created

2012-05-21

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Language

English

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Spatial Coverage

Washington, D.C.

Text

Airtel
To: SAC, New York (100-155090)
From: Director, FBI (100-443566)
Personal Attention

James Rufus Forman
SM-SNCC
Buded 2/23/68

Rebulet to Atlanta dated 1/5/68 captioned “James Rufus Forman, XXXXXXXX, SM-SNCC,” copies furnished to New York, and Buairtel to Los Angeles and New York 2/9/68, instant caption.
In referenced letter you were instructed to intensify your investigation of Forman to insure that he is given the coverage warranted by his activities. To date, nothing has been received at the Bureau from your office indicating the nature or results of your intensified coverage.
Referenced airtel indicated that, according to the Los Angeles teletype of 2/3/68, subject spoke in Los Angeles on 2/2/68. This teletype was the first information received at the Bureau that subject was going to the west coast. The subject will travel without your sources knowing of his plans in advance. However the goal of your intensified investigation and coverage of Forman should be to place sources close enough to him to insure that you will be constantly apprised of his contacts, activities, and travel plans.
You are instructed to advise within ten days they specific steps you have taken and those steps you plan to take to effect your intensified coverage of Forman. In this regard, you should bear in mind that there is some consideration being given to moving the headquarters of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) to New York which undoubtedly would enhance Forman’s position in SNCC and increase his activities.
See note page two

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8.5 x 11 inches (216 x 279 mm)
Paper

Citation

Director, FBI, U.S. Government, “Airtel from FBI Director to SAC, New York Regarding James Forman,” Queens College Civil Rights Archives, accessed May 29, 2022, http://archives.qc.cuny.edu/civilrights/items/show/168.

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