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James Meredith and his March Against Fear

NDC staffer Jamie White provided this post about his latest find: I recently reviewed a Department of Justice project (Class 130/145 Secret Enclosures, NND 66350) which covered a portion of the civil rights movement from 1968 and part of 1969. The collection covers the Poor Peoples campaign containing movements, surveillance, informant statements and bios on […]

“Martin Luther King, integrationist”

By Mr. Michael Rhodes Wednesday, August 28, 2013 will mark the 50th anniversary of “The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom”. The keynote speaker of that momentous event in the history of the civil rights movement in America was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. As recently declassified records reveal, in the spring of 1961, the Federal Bureau […]

“Introducing Miss Hostile Mortar Locating Equipment – Miss KQP-1 to her friends – she aims to please!”

by Ms Sarah Anderson The photo was found tucked away in a folder describing the U.S. Army-Marine Corps Steering Group requirements for hostile mortar locating equipment for use in South Vietnam.   Miss Hostile Mortar According to the report, during World War II and Korea “hostile mortars caused a greater percentage of casualties that any other […]

Lionel Hampton, Jazz legend and President’s “Ambassador of Goodwill”

by Mr. James Carroll IEA Area Subject Files (RG 306 U.S. Information Agency – Record Entry ID: HS1-65869038. Finding Aid: UD-2010 44). Records that have been recently declassified include cultural presentations, fairs, expositions, and educational and cultural exchanges. While recently processing declassified materials at the National Archives, College Park location, I came across some fascinating […]

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