rosetta_miller-perry.jpgMEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) _ Newly released records show the FBI spied on Rosetta Miller-Perry while she worked in Memphis for the U.S. Civil Rights Commission.


The Commercial Appeal reports that decades ago the FBI acquired photographs of her and assembled information about her political views, her allegiances, even her love life.

Now 77 years old, Miller-Perry says it's scary to think about the spying, even now. Miller-Perry, who is black, says she wouldn't be where she is today if she had lost her government job.

She is now owner and publisher of The Tennessee Tribune, a Nashville newspaper with a largely black readership.

Details of the FBI's spying on her appear among records from the informant file of the late civil rights era photographer Ernest Withers.

The records were released under court order to The Commercial Appeal.