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Nina Gilden Seavey

Washington, D.C., United States

“My Fugitive” tells the story of of Howard Mechanic, a student protester arrested in 1970 after an ROTC building was burned down at Washington University in St. Louis. Seavey’s father, Louis Gilden, became Mechanic’s attorney in the resulting case. Nina began exploring the subject almost 30 years ago and along with the documents from the FOIA lawsuit, she has uncovered information about FBI, CIA and military intelligence surveillance programs as well as new information about the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Grant history

Year awarded: 2019
Period: 1 year
Amount awarded: $50,000
Purpose: Podcast – MY FUGITIVE
Notes: Fiscal Sponsor: George Washington University