Q449 Summary

Summary prepared by Fielding M. McGehee III. If you use this material, please credit The Jonestown Institute. Thank you.

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FBI Catalogue           Music

FBI preliminary tape identification note: Labeled in part “Paul Robeson”

Date cues on tape:     None

People named:           None

Bible verses cited:     None

Summary:

This tape consists of a 22-minute recording of music by Paul Robeson, a bass singer whose open support of the Soviet Union and of the Civil Rights Movement made him a hero to Jim Jones. The tape is distorted by poor recording techniques.

FBI Summary:

Date of transcription: 6/18/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording was located in Jonestown, Guyana, South America, and was turned over to U.S. Officials in Guyana and subsequently transported to the United States.

On June 7, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B100-50. This tape was found to contain the following:

Music.

Differences with FBI Summary:

The summary is accurate and meets the FBI’s purposes.

Tape originally posted July 2016

Originally posted on July 21st, 2016.

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