Today, February 1, 2016, marks the beginning of 40th Black History Month in America (The first Black History MONTH was observed in February 1976. It was an extension of Negro History Week, created by historian Carter G. Woodson in 1926). While it is important to to recognize the contributions and achievements of Blacks to the American society during this time, we should also learn lessons from the obstacles put in place to stunt the growth of the Black community. That is why, today, we are sharing with you, “How The FBI Sabotaged Black America,” a segment of a documentary called A Decade of Struggle by Gil Noble.
This documentary focuses on the efforts of J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI, to halt the progress made during the Civil Rights Movement. The surveillance and attacks on militant civil rights leader Marcus Garvey and entertainer/activist Paul Robeson, as well as the deaths of civil rights icons Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (a.k.a. Malcolm X) are examined. There are also words from prominent Black Panther Party member Eldridge Cleaver. However, the most interesting element is an interview Noble conducts with Darthard Perry a.k.a. “Othello,”, a Black FBI informant responsible for the infiltration and dismantling of Black movements going on at the time. Also explored is the plan to corrupt the Black community with drugs.
A documentary like this is important, because it shows the measures the powers-that-be will take to shut down movements that they feel are a threat to their agenda. From the Perry interview, you will see that the feds are studying Black culture intensely and know it better than members of the Black community do. As they say nowadays, stay woke.