|Submitted||Jan. 28, 2021|
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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 Moneta Sleet Jr., the American press photographer. He is best known for his work as a staff photographer for Ebony magazine. In 1969 he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography for his photograph of Coretta Scott King, Martin Luther King Jr.'s widow, at her husband's funeral. Deceased 1996.
Date range of request: 1945 - 1975.
In addition to the unclassified files on Mr. Sleet, I am also interested photos, correspondence, surveillance, audio recordings, video, meeting notes, etc. regarding Sleet.
Requesting information on behalf of One Story Up Productions LLC, with the intention of using the files as research for a documentary film.
Sleet's Obituary: https://www.nytimes.com/1996/10/02/nyregion/moneta-sleet-jr-70-civil-rights-era-photographer-dies.html
See page 13 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.
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