1970 October 30

Secret Oklahoma “Blacklist” of “Troublemakers” Challenged in Lawsuit


It was reported on this day that the state of Oklahoma maintained a secret list of political “troublemakers,” which contained 6,000 names. About 2,000 were Oklahoma residents, while the others were national figures, such as the African-American activist Angela Davis. Some people on the list were reportedly denied employment as teachers and for other jobs. The governor denied there was a “blacklist,” but admitted to “intelligence files,” which were shared with law enforcement agencies. A lawsuit was filed challenging the existence of the list.

Read about the Oklahoma “blacklist”http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=888&dat=19701102&id=Y8cwAAAAIBAJ&sjid=4HUDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6626,2306499

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