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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Marshall Informed FBI

WASHINGTON () -- The late Thurgood Marshall, the first black member of the Supreme Court, began giving the Federal Bureau of Investigation information about the civil rights movement in the 1950s despite his outspoken criticism of the bureau, USA Today reported Monday.

Marshall passed along information about a dissident leader in North Carolina of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and about other civil rights leaders who were advocating violence in the state, a June 4, 1959, memo from the FBI's New York office indicates, according to files released under the Freedom of Information Act.