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Did the FBI Create Racist 'Black Panther Coloring Book?'

| by Michael Allen

A racist coloring book from the late 1960s showing black people hitting and shooting police officers, drawn as pigs, has surfaced on the web.

The cover and all the pages can be found on the University of Notre Dame website.

Websites such as InfoWars.com and AshtarCommandCrew.net have claimed that the coloring book was manufactured by the FBI's COINTELPRO program and mailed to white families as a covert way to discredit the Black Panthers.

COINTELPRO (Counter Intelligence Program) was used from 1956 to 1971 to smear, discredit and disrupt political organizations that FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover believed to be subversive. These organizations and people included the Black Panthers, NAACP, Martin Luther King Jr. and almost any group that opposed the Vietnam War, noted Wikipedia.org.

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However, there is no solid proof that the coloring book was produced by COINTELPRO, which was stopped in 1971 after the "Citizens' Commission to Investigate the FBI" broke into an FBI office in Pennsylvania and exposed the program to the media.

Sources: ND.edu, InfoWars.com, AshtarCommandCrew.net, Wikipedia.org.