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Dr. Michael Frierson will Screen his Documentary: FBI KKK

On Friday, January 28, The Media Studies Department and the International Civil Rights Center & Museum in Greensboro will host “Klansville, USA: Race, Repression and Civil Rights;” a free program, open to the public, which will present both a panel of experts on the history of the Ku Klux Klan as well as a screening of the documentary, FBI KKK, by Dr. Michael Frierson.

The panel is from 3:00 – 5:00pm and the presenters include:
Dr. Christian Davenport, Professor of Peace Studies, Political Science & Sociology at the University of Notre Dame. He will speak on, “Killing Them Softly: Understanding the Role and Impact of Informants on Social Movements.”
Dr. Allen W. Trelease, Professor Emeritus of History at UNCG. He will speak on, “The KKK: Its Origins in North Carolina.”
Dr. David Cunningham, Associate Professor of Sociology at Brandeis University. He will speak on, “Policing Klansville, USA: The Rise and Fall of the Civil Rights Era’s Largest KKK.”

A reception will follow from 5:00 – 6:00pm.

From 6:00 – 8:00pm, FBI KKK, by Dr. Michael Frierson, Associate Professor of Media Studies at UNCG, will screen and be followed by an open discussion. FBI KKK is a personal documentary about the intersection of the filmmaker’s father, Dargan Frierson, an FBI agent in Greensboro during the 1960s, and George Dorsett, the chaplain of the United Klans of America. Dorsett was the highest-ranking member of the UKA that secretly provided information to the FBI under a program called COINTELPRO: WHITE HATE.


Written by uncgmst

January 22, 2011 at 9:05 pm

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