Sex, ska and Malcolm X: MI6’s covert 1960s mission to woo West Indians

  • Stephen Dorril

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    Stephen Dorril explains how the 1960s magazine Flamingo was used by its founder, Peter Hornsby, an agent for the intelligence service MI6, to push an anti-communist agenda among black and West Indian communities.

    Period26 Jan 2019

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    • TitleSex, ska and Malcolm X: MI6’s covert 1960s mission to woo West Indians
      Degree of recognitionInternational
      Media name/outlettheguardian.com
      Media typeWeb
      CountryUnited Kingdom
      Date26/01/19
      DescriptionBut now it has emerged that Flamingo blazed a trail for another extraordinary reason: its founder, Peter Hornsby, was an agent for the intelligence service, MI6, which used the magazine to push an anti-communist agenda among black and West Indian communities.
      URLhttps://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jan/26/west-indians-flamingo-magazine-m6-anti-communist-mission
      PersonsStephen Dorril