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Why Did the FBI Spy on James Baldwin?

This article by Hannah K. Gold originally appeared on The Intercept on 8/15/15. James Baldwin’s FBI file contains 1,884 pages of documents, collected from 1960 until the early 1970s. During that era of illegal surveillance of American writers, the FBI accumulated 276 pages on Richard Wright, 110 pages on Truman Capote, and just nine pages […]

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