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Dr. Frierson to Travel to Paris to Screen “FBI KKK”

5330ca6160c65.preview-300Our own Dr. Michael Frierson, professor of media studies and director of graduate studies, will screen his documentary in Paris France this month. The film, FBI KKK will be screened at the Ethnografilm Festival on April 17, 2014, with Dr. Frierson in attend.  The festival is sponsored by International Social Science Council (ISSC), Society for Social Studies of Science (4s), and the University Film and Video Association.

FBI KKK LogoFBI KKK, is a personal, one hour documentary about Frierson’s father, Dargan, an FBI agent in Greensboro, NC and the intersection of his life with George Franklin Dorsett, the Grand Kludd, or chaplain, of the United Klans of America.  In the 1960s, Dorsett became one of the highest ranking, paid informants who secretly provided information about Klan activities under the FBI s COINTELPRO:  White Hate program.

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Written by uncgmst

April 4, 2014 at 5:37 pm

Posted in News & Events

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