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Highlander Folk School

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Creator:United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation
Title:Highlander Folk School
Date:1936-1968
Description:

The Highlander Folk School, located in Monteagle, TN, was founded by Don West, District Director of the Communist Party in North Carolina, and Miles Norton, Director of the Commonwealth College. Based upon testimony by members of the school, the school was cited for conducting subversive activities by the state of Tennessee, and closed by court order in 1960.

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Types:Federal government records | Text
Subjects:Horton, Myles, 1905- | West, Don | Highlander Folk School (Monteagle, Tenn.) | Civil rights movements--Tennessee--Monteagle | Social movements--Tennessee--Monteagle | Labor movement--Tennessee--Monteagle | Civil rights movements--United States | Social movements--United States | Labor movement--United States | Schools--Tennessee--Monteagle | Training--Tennessee--Monteagle | Adult education--Tennessee--Monteagle | Subversive activities--Tennessee--Monteagle | Communism--United States | Governmental investigations--Tennessee--Monteagle | Monteagle (Tenn.) | Grundy County (Tenn.) | Marion County (Tenn.)
Collection:FBI Freedom of Information Act Collection
Institution:Federal Bureau of Investigation
Contributors:United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation
Online Publisher:[Washington, D.C.] : Federal Bureau of Investigation | 2000/9999
Original Material:

1 file (1,107 p.)

Federal Bureau of Investigation records, Federal Bureau of Investigation

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