I’m trying to study for my History course and I need some help to understand this question.
Follow the instruction and write a 1-2 paragraph analysis.
In 2017, a Justice Department report was leaked to the media suggesting that the FBI was investigating Black Lives Matter activists and designating them as “Black Identity Extremists.” Historians, including Jeanne Theoharis, warned of the disturbing parallels between this report and the harassment of civil rights and black power leaders in the 1960s as part of the FBI’s COINTELPRO program. J. Edgar Hoover’s COunter INTELligence PROgram targeted civil rights groups as well as groups in the New Left and Antiwar movements. It used informants, agent provocateurs, infiltrators, legal and illegal wiretaps, break-ins, false correspondence, and “bad-jacketing,” which was the act of making a legitimate member of a group appear to be a collaborator with the state. FBI agents worked with journalists to plant stories in order to discredit leadership and organizations. Across the country, the Bureau collaborated with local police to repress targeted groups. Sharing resources and intelligence, activists were arrested, fired from jobs, expelled from schools and lost business contracts. COINTELPRO even used switchboard operators and postal workers to spy on citizens, with or without court order.
No one knew this was happening until an anti-war group broke into an FBI office in Pennsylvania in 1971 and stole a large cache of files. It later emerged that these activists were professors from nearby Haverford College! (You can learn more about the robbers and what they discovered in this short video
These files are still available to the public because of Freedom of Information Act requests, so you can explore the documents for yourself at this site:
For this assignment, imagine you are journalists in 1971 aiming to break the story of the COINTELPRO program surveillance of “black extremists.” Explore some of the documents in the FBI Vault and write up an article (1-2 paragraphs) that identifies how the documents show the main goals and activities of the program. What did Hoover hope to achieve? What methods were the FBI authorized to use?
Why Work with Us
Top Quality and Well-Researched Papers
We always make sure that writers follow all your instructions precisely. You can choose your academic level: high school, college/university or professional, and we will assign a writer who has a respective degree.
Professional and Experienced Academic Writers
We have a team of professional writers with experience in academic and business writing. Many are native speakers and able to perform any task for which you need help.
Free Unlimited Revisions
If you think we missed something, send your order for a free revision. You have 10 days to submit the order for review after you have received the final document. You can do this yourself after logging into your personal account or by contacting our support.
Prompt Delivery and 100% Money-Back-Guarantee
All papers are always delivered on time. In case we need more time to master your paper, we may contact you regarding the deadline extension. In case you cannot provide us with more time, a 100% refund is guaranteed.
Original & Confidential
We use several writing tools checks to ensure that all documents you receive are free from plagiarism. Our editors carefully review all quotations in the text. We also promise maximum confidentiality in all of our services.
24/7 Customer Support
Our support agents are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week and committed to providing you with the best customer experience. Get in touch whenever you need any assistance.
Try it now!
How it works?
Follow these simple steps to get your paper done
Place your order
Fill in the order form and provide all details of your assignment.
Proceed with the payment
Choose the payment system that suits you most.
Receive the final file
Once your paper is ready, we will email it to you.
No need to work on your paper at night. Sleep tight, we will cover your back. We offer all kinds of writing services.
No matter what kind of academic paper you need and how urgent you need it, you are welcome to choose your academic level and the type of your paper at an affordable price. We take care of all your paper needs and give a 24/7 customer care support system.
Admission Essays & Business Writing Help
An admission essay is an essay or other written statement by a candidate, often a potential student enrolling in a college, university, or graduate school. You can be rest assurred that through our service we will write the best admission essay for you.
Our academic writers and editors make the necessary changes to your paper so that it is polished. We also format your document by correctly quoting the sources and creating reference lists in the formats APA, Harvard, MLA, Chicago / Turabian.
If you think your paper could be improved, you can request a review. In this case, your paper will be checked by the writer or assigned to an editor. You can use this option as many times as you see fit. This is free because we want you to be completely satisfied with the service offered.