For Educators

Civil Rights Teaching: The Myth-Busting History of Edna Griffin
By Katy Swalwell and Jennifer Gallagher
Lesson plan intended for Social Studies teachers and students grade levels 5-12.

Zinned Project This Day in History July 7, 1948: Katz Drug Store Denies Service to Edna Griffin
Zinn Education Project gives an introduction to Edna Griffin, and links to several lesson plans related to Edna Griffin.

Black Des Moines: Voices Seldom Heard
By Iowa State University. Library. Curation Services.
Hour long video programming featuring Black voices and stories in Des Moines, including an interview with Edna Griffin.


COINTELPRO

Edna Griffin was a target of the covert and illegal American Intelligence project known as COINTELPRO conducted by the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) aimed at surveilling, infiltrating, discrediting, and disrupting American progressive political and civil rights organizations.

Some of the documents utilized in this program have been declassified.
Edna Griffin FBI Files Part 1
Edna Griffin FBI Files Part 2
Edna Griffin FBI Files Part 3


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