Cointelpro 101 and the Spook Who Sat by the Door

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Black History Studies attended the triple bill of screenings at BFI Southbank on Saturday 26th May 2012.

I strongly recommend that you watch the films Cointelpro 101, The Spook Who Sat by the Door and Infiltrating Hollywood: The Rise and Fall of the Spook Who Sat By The Door.

The screening was well attended considering the lovely hot weather outside. Watching the Spook Who Sat By The Door, you start to realize why this film was banned and why the FBI tried to destroy all copies of the film.  The after screening discussion with Margaret Busby was inspiring as the Spook Who Sat by the Door was the first book she published under Alison Busby Publishers in 1973. Sam Greenlee tried to publish the book in the US and was rejected by the publishers until it became the book of the week when released by Margaret. She encouraged everyone to publish their own stories. We have no excuses now due to the technologies and systems available to us such as e-books and print-on-demand.

Thank you to David Somerset and the African Caribbean Consultative Group for putting on these screenings under the African Odysseys Film Programme.

About blackhistorystudies

Black History Studies is a social enterprise company which operates in the interest of the community by offering courses and events in Adult Education. We aim to empower the African and Caribbean community and enable them to develop self knowledge and identity through Black History and Culture. Black History Studies aim to provide a wide range of courses and activities which will provide people with the opportunity to pursue their interest in Black History and Black Studies. We also aim to provide high quality courses and activities that can be accessed by all within the community. Our mission is to inform, inspire and empower people through Black History and Black Studies by educating the community to educate themselves thereby creating a self-sustaining learning circle. Black History Studies is dedicated to providing you with a high quality and professional service and can offer services such as: - Bespoke services for Secondary Schools - Black History and Black Studies Presentations - Black History Course for Families - 5 week short courses on Black History - Beginners and Advanced Black Studies Courses - Weekend courses on Black History and Black Studies - Museum Tours - Film Screenings - Black History Studies Presentations for hire
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