September 22, 2023
Aretha Franklin Has a Huge FBI File After 40-Year Surveillance

39 thoughts on “Aretha Franklin Has a Huge FBI File After 40-Year Surveillance

  1. Wow didn't know any of this R.I.P ARETHA FRANKLIN She has an amazing voice idk nothing about her past & really don't care everyone makes mistakes NO ONE IS PERFECT. Respect is one of my favorite along with chain of fools

  2. I'm not surprised at all that Aretha was being watched by the FBI. She did have it easier than Dr. King, though. When his sermons and speeches were about uplifting African-Americans during the twilight of Jim Crow, that was one thing. But when he started preaching against the Vietnam War, Hoover's Boys saw it as a threat. Young Black men were being sent halfway around the world to die for a country that, for the most part, still hated them a century after Emancipation. The FBI even tried to goad MLK into committing suicide. Who knows what sort of role they may have played in his assassination? If they really wanted to, they probably would have made Aretha go the way of Billie Holiday, who battled addiction and was dogged for years by FBN chief and notorious racist Harry Anslinger, the guy who gave us cannabis prohibition, just for her performance of the anti-lynching ballad Strange Fruit. He was directly responsible for her death in 1959.

  3. What the hell is it with the FBI and their files on everyone? Bastards. Fire the whole bunch of creeps and their disgusting voyeur tendencies. Murderous foreigners can come into this country, take flying lessons, go party hog wild in Las Vegas and then go slam loaded passenger airliners into American edifices and not one "effin" peep from these scumbags. But whoa! They Johnny on the spot for the January 6th Americans. Close the FBI, CIA and the other Federal agencies supposed to keep Americans safe. Start over with the whole mess of them.

  4. Aretha was very important in the civil rights movement. That sister was in the mist and contributed to Black Power…She was just a much as a threat to that system too. Power of Song! She was the music for during that time and others artists.

  5. Not surprised in the least. Just glad that she was able to live out her life on her terms and not have it cut short under suspicious circumstances like other Titans of color from her era, i.e. Otis Redding and Sam Cooke.

  6. Yes, Aretha Franklin is a legend!! I have just about every vinyl record of hers. Iโ€™m not surprised that the FBI had a file on her given her role in the civil rights movement of the 1960s. The FBI J. Edgar Hoover in particular had files on Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., The Black Panthers, and Malcom X. Anyone of importance Iโ€™m sure the FBI had files on. I myself wasnโ€™t born until mid 1980s, but I have older brothers and sisters that came of age in 1960s in Chicago, and my older siblings told me what it was like to be a young black American growing up during that time. And Aretha Franklin and other black artists of the time made the 1960s just a bit more bearable to deal with.

  7. John Hammond signed Aretha to Colombia Records, and also signed Bob Dylan simultaneously. This visionary knew these two would change the face of American music in the Sixties. I bet Bob has a huge FBI file too. You don't write "The Times They are a-Changing" and not draw government attention.

  8. Aretha Franklin she's the queen ๐Ÿ‘‘ of RMB he's a rock and roll star we will never forget her and she in heaven singing and the Angeles are having fun dancing with her music we will never see any women like her i love this beautiful video of Aretha Franklin she's the queen of soul ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ‘‘๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

  9. Doesnโ€™t surprise me one bit. 40 years and they couldnโ€™t find anything better to do๐Ÿ™„ Aretha knew as long as the attention was on her they were leaving the other guy alone. Rest in Power Sweet Arethaโค

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