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Statement of J. Edgar Hoover; September 18, 1968

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Creator:Hoover, J. Edgar (John Edgar), 1895-1972.
Title:Statement of J. Edgar Hoover; September 18, 1968
Date:1968 Sept. 18

From the McCain (William D.) Pamphlet Collection; In this statement by J. Edgar Hoover to the National Commission on the Causes and Preventions of Violence, he notes the increase in violent crime in the U. S. and examines some of its origins. He believes that the largest cause of violence is a decreasing respect for the law and law enforcement officials. He contends that the Communist Party in the U. S. advocates violence and has encouraged communist participation in civil rights demonstrations and riots. He also mentions the part of the Ku Klux Klan and other white hate organizations in the increasing violence in the U. S. during the late 1960s. Hoover also blames militant black nationalist organizations for the violent crime increase.

Electronic version made available through a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from the Institute for Museum and Library Services.

Subjects:Carmichael, Stokely | Brown, H. Rap (Hubert Rap), 1943- | Forman, James, 1928-2005 | Civil rights movements | Communism | Crime | Statistics | Hate crimes | Socialism | Violence | Violence--United States | Violent crimes--United States | Police--Violence against--United States | Youth--United States | Organized crime--United States | Race riots--United States | Students for a Democratic Society (U.S.) | Hate groups--United States | Ku Klux Klan (1915- ) | Black Muslims--United States | Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.) | Black Panther Party | Civil rights workers--United States | African American civil rights workers--United States | Law enforcement--United States | Justice, Administration of--United States | Firearms--Law and legislation | Communication--United States | Democratic National Convention (1968 : Chicago, Ill.)
Collection:Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive
Institution:University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
Contributors:University of Southern Mississippi. Libraries
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Box 4, Folder 34, M393 McCain (William D.) Pamphlet Collection, McCain Library and Archives, University of Southern Mississippi

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Forms part of the William D. McCain Pamphlet Collection in the Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive.

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