5 Most Shocking Things From The FBI

Aretha Franklin, a legendary soul singer, had a long and successful career that made her one of the most famous musicians and gave her the

chance to get to know some of the most important and influential people in the country, especially in the black community. Franklin's power

and connections may have also put her on the FBI's radar. They may have kept track of her movements and relationships in secret as part of

their plan to keep an eye on and bother black leaders and important people during and after the Civil Rights Movement. Because journalist

Jenn Dize used the Freedom of Information Act to ask for information, we now know the shocking details of how the government was watching Franklin.

Here are the five most shocking things that have been found in Aretha Franklin's secret FBI files.

Franklin took part in the fight for black freedom even more than we thought.