UNCG Campus Weekly

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Dr. Michael Frierson

Photo of Dr. Michael FriersonDr. Michael Frierson’s documentary “FBI KKK” will be screened at the Ethnografilm Festival in Paris on April 17, 2014. The festival is sponsored by International Social Science Council (ISSC), Society for Social Studies of Science (4s), and the University Film and Video Association. “FBI/KKK,” is a personal, one hour documentary about Frierson’s father, Dargan, an FBI agent in Greensboro and the intersection of his life with George Franklin Dorsett, the Grand Kludd, or chaplain, of the United Klans of America. In the 1960s, Dorsett became one of the highest ranking, paid informants who secretly provided information about Klan activities under the FBI’s COINTELPRO: White Hate program. Frierson is associate professor of media studies. [Editor’s note: Dargan Frierson died earlier this week, according to a News and Record report. He was 92.]