Monthly Archives: October 1964

1964.10.22: FBI COINTELPRO Target

Background: “COINTELPRO (an acronym for Counter Intelligence Program) was a series of covert, and at times illegal,[1] projects conducted by the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) aimed at surveying, infiltrating, discrediting, and disrupting domestic political organizations.” [More background follows documents, below]

“The UC faculty members identified in these records [See Below] as COINTELPRO targets are Angela Davis, UCLA (100-449698-922, 3/ 16/ 70; 100-71737-148, 12/ 16/ 69; 100-71737-164, 4/ 1/ 70); Keith Delroy Lowe, UC San Diego (100-449698-46-5, 9/ 6/ 68); Leon Letwin, UCLA (100-54554-1224, 10/ 22/ 64; 100-54554-1233, 11/ 5/ 64; 100-54554-1264, 1/ 20/ 65); and Herbert Marcuse, UC San Diego (100-449698-46-11, 11/ 8/ 68; 100-449698-43-3, 7/ 8/ 68).” Seth Rosenfeld, Subversives: The FBI’s War on Student Radicals, and Reagan’s Rise to Power (2012), p. 673,

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Additional background on COINTELPRO

Church Committee Report (1976)
“Particular scrutiny was given to the FBI’s COINTELPRO operation, a counter-intelligence campaign directed at domestic dissidents during the period of civil rights and anti-war discontent.”

Video: COINTELPRO: The FBI’s War on Black America
“This documentary establishes historical perspective on the measures initiated by J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI which aimed to discredit black political figures and forces of the late 1960’s and early 1970’s.” 


Federal Bureau of Intimidation
“FBI raids on political activists and socialists late last month came as a surprise to many, but the federal government’s history of harassment, infiltration and repression of radicals is a long and sordid one.”