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(NPR)   Back in the '60s, Aretha Franklin had even more people listening to her and watching her than we knew about   (npr.org) divider line
    More: Creepy, Black Panther Party, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, Martin Luther King, Jr., Aretha Franklin, COINTELPRO, Social movement, Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Gay Liberation  
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2022-09-13 4:35:40 AM  
Strong, beautiful...and black.  Yeah, she needs watchin'...

Aretha Franklin - I Say A Little Prayer: her very best performance!
Youtube 7Ifw8JhDBvs


//no lip synching there
//god damn, we were not worthy
//RIP
 
2022-09-13 6:52:06 AM  
Same guys, white guya, that won't arrest TFG ... Because... Because....
Hmmm.
Hmmmm.

At least we are safe from women who want respect
 
2022-09-13 7:36:54 AM  
This PROVES we can't trust Fart Barf & Itch!

Free Trump! FREE TRUMP!

/You know it's coming.
 
2022-09-13 7:59:31 AM  
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2022-09-13 8:23:23 AM  
man, white people are afraid of black people.
 
2022-09-13 8:27:11 AM  
Not surprising. Jay Edgar Hoover was director of the FBI in the 1960s and the bastard spied on everyone.
 
2022-09-13 8:40:25 AM  

taglius: man, white people are afraid of black people.


Stron black women, specifically.
 
2022-09-13 8:44:43 AM  

Ragin' Asian: taglius: man, white people are afraid of black people.

Stron black women, specifically.


"Strong"

I wouldn't be surprised if more revelations like this keep coming out. The FBI had a hard on for the civil rights movement.
 
2022-09-13 8:53:21 AM  

browneye: Not surprising. Jay Edgar Hoover was director of the FBI in the 1960s and the bastard spied on everyone.


Anyone and everyone that was notable. I would guess there is a file on every single person in FTA.
 
2022-09-13 8:58:25 AM  

Another Government Employee: browneye: Not surprising. Jay Edgar Hoover was director of the FBI in the 1960s and the bastard spied on everyone.

Anyone and everyone that was notable. I would guess there is a file on every single person in FTA.


Judging by his proclivities, Hoover was also probably a stalker fan.
 
2022-09-13 9:03:53 AM  
It's safe to say Hoover ordered surveillance of every black athlete and entertainer that had a crossover appeal with white audiences.
 
2022-09-13 9:40:50 AM  
Back in the 60s? And 70s, 80s, and through to the present day, government abuses are classified and hidden to protect a privileged class from any accountability and all liability.Tyranny isn't necessarily infrequent, brutish, and short; It's often a career and a pension.
 
2022-09-13 11:14:56 AM  
I just see the things i do, the name of the puppet is not as important as the hand inside it.

So form me:

The FBI scared racist white culture in power during the 60's monitored Aretha Franklin's role in the civil rights movement for years.


It's like say'n "gubment" as the name of who is doing bad things, instead of naming the actual people who do make the choices are and the actors perpetrating the terribleness.

If we blame "gubment" or "FBI" today, then guess who is still doing it wrong and the baddie here today when we inherit it?

Are we just doomed to become the next evil by virtue of nothing more than taking up a position of power/authority?
If not then don't talk like it.
 
2022-09-13 11:16:22 AM  
Its wild how many operatives back then were concerned with blacks having equal rights.

Was it on fark that i recently read, the white guy on the balcony at Martin Luther King's Assasination (who was pointing in the wrong direction) was later found to be an undercover federal agent.
 
2022-09-13 2:32:53 PM  

Ragin' Asian: Another Government Employee: browneye: Not surprising. Jay Edgar Hoover was director of the FBI in the 1960s and the bastard spied on everyone.

Anyone and everyone that was notable. I would guess there is a file on every single person in FTA.

Judging by his proclivities, Hoover was also probably a stalker fan.


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