How Bob Dylan Ran Afoul of the FBIBooks
tags: civil liberties, FBI, 1960s, Bob Dylan
Author Aaron J Leonard recently published Whole World in an Uproar: Music, Rebellion & Repression (1955-1972). The book is an account of the long sixties through the lens of popular music artists such as Nina Simone, Jim Morrison, Phil Ochs, and Bob Dylan. One of the revelations in the book is how the FBI used remarks by Dylan in the wake of the Kennedy assassination to open a file on him. Below is an excerpt from the book that recounts the incident.
James Baldwin and Bob Dylan at a dinner of the Emergency Civil Rights Committee, where Dylan would give a notorious speech in acceptance of the organization's Thomas Paine Award.
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