HUNTER BEAR (HUNTER GRAY/JOHN R SALTER JR) AT LARGE -- AFTER  TOTAL VICTORY IN THE LUPUS WAR (2003-2011)

 

My activist life as an independent social justice rebel is always challenging. In the course of things so far, I've survived tough beatings as a kid at school and severe ones in adulthood, a number of very serious efforts to kill me, jail for good causes, no end of smear campaigns and clumsy ridicule by ignorant and covert cowards, the lethal genetic no-cure disease Systemic Lupus, other hostile challenges.  But I remain a successful grassroots organizer, teacher, writer, and parent.  I have a very strong physique and a very strong mind and much support from Bear Medicine and other "things unseen".  And I always find encouragement in the comment given me by a grandmother when, at five years of age, I was near death from Scarlet Fever: "Only the good die young." I continue to hold, as I always have and always will, to the ideal of a full measure of libertarian, material, and spiritual well-being.  I always keep going, always keep fighting.  Hunter Bear, Summer 2012

 

 

 

WITCH HUNT CONTINUES: FBI SURVEILLANCE [HUNTER GRAY/HUNTER BEAR] THIS IS THE FINAL PAGE -- IN THIS PARTICULAR SEQUENCE OF OURS -- ON FBI STUFF RELATING TO MY SOUTHERN MOVEMENT ACTIVISM. FROM IT YOU CAN GO TO THREE PREVIOUS PAGES AS WELL   

 

WITCH HUNT CONTINUES [HUNTER GRAY / JOHN R SALTER JR]


The Southern Conference Educational Fund [SCEF.] In 1961- 62, as Advisor to the Jackson Youth Council of NAACP, I, along with others, envisioned a large-scale mass movement in Jackson. After months of tedious and dangerous organizing, that came to pass. The Jackson Movement, of which I was Strategy Committee Chair, reached its sanguinary climax in May and June 1963 -- the largest mass upheaval in the history of Mississippi.   Following that, in the fall of 1963, I joined the staff of the Southern Conference Educational Fund, a Southwide civil rights group of radical inclination, as its full-time Field Organizer: grassroots civil rights and anti-Klan organizing in the Deep South.

SEE THIS DIRECTLY RELATED PIECE ON MY SCEF ORGANIZING:

http://hunterbear.org/NORTH%20CAROLINA_OUR%20SUCCESSFUL%20BLACK%20BELT%20MOVEMENT.htm

 

AND SEE THIS: http://www.hunterbear.org/a_bizarre__1979_fbi_smear_effort.htm

 

 

 




It made news.
 




The FBI continued to update its high priority agitator listings of me. A typical page.
 




The work with the Southern Conference Educational Fund went very well. I organized in various parts of the Deep South. Increasingly, I came to concentrate my efforts in the far-flung, rigidly segregated, poverty stricken, Klan-infested multi-county Northeastern North Carolina Black Belt: an extremely hard-core region. We broke the hard lines of resistance to social change. Broke the power and terrorism of the Ku Klux Klan. Won a myriad of key victories. Laid the basis for democratic unionism in textile, lumber and garment industries and retail stores. Widespread grassroots leadership developed. After two years with SCEF, I moved into militant and radical Southern grassroots anti-poverty community organizing. In 1967, we left the South for the Pacific Northwest. The FBI followed. Somewhere along the line, I wound up on the Rabble Rouser Index.
 




 

NOTE BY HUNTER BEAR  [December 10 2008]:  We've added these two pages, albeit just a  bit out of sequence on this specific webpage.  This little collusion/ colloquy involving Congressman Fountain [NC] and various top FBI officials, developed directly in connection with our highly successful SCEF-sponsored multi-county Northeastern North Carolina Black Belt Project which I launched at the beginning of 1964.

 

The FBI was ever watchful -- at Coe (where my students and I organized interesting and constructive things, including a strong   AFSCME local union of maids and janitors) -- and beyond. I was at Chicago, where I directed large-scale community organizing on the turbulent and bloody South/Southwest Side -- working with Black, Puerto Rican, Chicano, and some Native people -- and  organized over 300 block clubs and related groups. We also successfully fought urban renewal schemes, the Daley Machine, and an endless gaggle of White supremacist outfits -- as well as racist police.  Active, too, in many Native American organizations on the North Side, I played a key role in organizing the all-Indian Native American Community Organizational Training Center -- and served as its long-time Chair.

At Iowa City, I was a professor in the Graduate Program in Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Iowa, and my students and I organized much indeed -- including the Native American/Chicano Cultural Center at Iowa State Penitentiary. At Rochester, N.Y., I was Director of Roman Catholic Social Justice activities for the twelve county Rochester Diocese. Among other projects, we organized a highly successful strike of Canadian migrant Algonquin Indian mink workers -- long emeshed in feudal conditions in rural Ontario County. I was also Co-Chair of the Rochester Metro Labor Law Reform Committee, which was supported by all unions.  As always, we sensed a covert, veiled FBI presence. Fired by the Bishop after two years for "insubordination," I went to Navajo Community College [now Dine' College] at the Navajo Nation, where I served as Chair of Behavioral Sciences and held many other college posts. I was active in a wide variety of social justice activities, including the uranium issue (which I'd written about since 1957 onward). The Albuquerque Regional Office of the FBI -- and its Gallup Field Office -- launched a vicious attack designed to undermine me in 1979 but was completely unsuccessful. Later, we went to the University of North Dakota, where I taught oft-record numbers of students and served as Chair of its Department of Indian Studies -- and where much happened.

SEE THE THREE PREVIOUS PAGES FOR MORE FBI STUFF

AND THESE, HERE:

With this Link one can go to "Secret No More" to the letter, S

http://www.newstrench.com/01secret/01secret.htm

 
And you will find this -- my basic F.B.I. files, with the code numbers:
 
Salter, John R. Jr.
HQ-1390002304
Salter, John R. Jr.
HQ-0440022358
Salter, John R. Jr.
HQ-1000433798
Salter, John R. Jr.
HQ-1390005933
Salter, John R. Jr.
HQ-1900026178
 

Links to representative examples of short sequences of the many indeed pages from my own Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission files:

 
 

http://hunterbear.org/more_mississippi_state_sovereign.htm

 

http://hunterbear.org/from_the_secret_police_files.htm

 

For some additional FBI pages regarding me -- in connection with my effective anti-poverty work in Northeastern N.C. during 1966-67 -- see  http://www.hunterbear.org/poverty_wars_and_the_seeds_of_la.htm

 

FINALLY, to reiterate: 


 
This cluster of FBI stuff  proceeds in atypical fashion for our usually linear website.  The link takes you to this last page initially and you can see the other three pages by simply doing a "previous" for three or so times, simply moving backward.  The reason for this is that this final page in the cluster -- Witch Hunt Continues -- has been for many years the lead or almost the lead URL when you Google-in Southern Conference Educational Fund.  Thus it's a well established link to our website and worth using. 

HUNTER GRAY [HUNTER BEAR/JOHN R SALTER JR] Mi'kmaq /St. Francis
Abenaki/St. Regis Mohawk
Protected by NaŽshdoŽiŽbaŽiŽ
and Ohkwari'
Member, National Writers Union AFL-CIO
www.hunterbear.org
(much social justice material)
 
See the Stormy Adoption of an Indian Child [My Father]:
http://hunterbear.org/James%20and%20Salter%20and%20Dad.htm
(Expanded and with more photos in June, 2012.)
 
For the new, just out (11/2011) and expanded/updated
edition of my "Organizer's Book," JACKSON MISSISSIPPI --
with a new and substantial introduction by me.  We are now at
the 50th Anniversary of the massive Jackson Movement of
1962-63.
http://hunterbear.org/jackson.htm
 
And see My Community Organizing Mini-Course -- with much
down to earth how-to material and updated into 2012:
http://hunterbear.org/my_combined_community_organizing.htm

 

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