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Highlander Folk School

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Creator:United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation
Title:Highlander Folk School

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, 1905-1990 | 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 | United States, Tennessee, Marion County, Monteagle, 35.2400807, -85.8396979 | United States, Tennessee, Grundy County, 35.3883667, -85.7225824
Collection:FBI Freedom of Information Act Collection
Institution:Federal Bureau of Investigation
Contributors:United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation
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