Lerone Bennett Jr. (Federal Bureau of Investigation)

Claudia Lopez filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
Multi Request Lerone Bennett Jr.


From: Claudia Lopez

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

The FBI files and any public and/or is declassified files on Lerone Bennett Jr., the African-American historian, journalist and author. He was the Executive Editor of Ebony magazine from 1958 - 2005. He is known for his analysis of race relations in the United States. His best-known works include ‘Before the Mayflower’ (1962) and ‘Forced into Glory’ (2000), a book about President Abraham Lincoln. Deceased 2018.

Date range of request: 1945 - 1975.

In addition to the unclassified files on Mr. Bennett, I am also interested photos, correspondence, surveillance, audio recordings, video, meeting notes, etc.

Requesting information on behalf of One Story Up Productions LLC, with the intention of using the files as research for a documentary film.

Bennett's Obituary: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/16/obituaries/lerone-bennett-jr-historian-of-black-america-dies-at-89.html
See page 7 for full obituary.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.


Claudia Lopez

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