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Black Mountain College And The FBI

Main Building of the former Black Mountain College, on the grounds of Camp Rockmont, a summer camp for boys.
Howard Morland
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Main Building of the former Black Mountain College, on the grounds of Camp Rockmont, a summer camp for boys.

In the 1940's and 1950's, several professors at Black Mountain College in Western North Carolina attracted the attention of the Federal Bureau of Investigations for their progressive political beliefs.

  Increasing anti-communist paranoia fueled a federal investigation, along with suspicion about whether or not the school was inappropriately using funds from the G.I. Bill to pay for tuition.

Host Frank Stasio talks with Carolina Public Press's investigative reporter Jon Elliston about uncovering the details of the Bureau's probe.

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