Inside Media: Celebrating the FBI’s First African American Agent

When:
November 8, 2019 @ 2:30 pm
2019-11-08T14:30:00-05:00
2019-11-08T14:45:00-05:00
Where:
Newseum
555 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W.
Washington DC 20001
Cost:
Free with Newseum admission. Seating is on a space-available basis.
Inside Media: Celebrating the FBI’s First African American Agent @ Newseum

In partnership with the FBI, the Newseum marks the 100th anniversary of the hiring of James Wormley Jones, believed to have been the first African American special agent hired by the Bureau of Investigation, the forerunner of the FBI.

According to FBI biographies, Jones was appointed to the bureau in 1919 after serving as both a Washington, D.C., police officer and, during World War I, as a member of the African American Army regiment known as the Buffalo Soldiers. He went on to conduct a variety of investigations for the bureau, including into automobile theft and interstate prostitution. He left the bureau in April 1923.

CBS News correspondent Jeff Pegues, author of “Black and Blue: Inside the Divide between the Police and Black America,” will moderate the conversation.

Panelists include

John Glover

John Glover
Retired FBI agent

Johnnie Bright

Johnnie Bright
Retired FBI agent

Linda Berry

Linda Berry
Retired FBI agent

Karen Jurden

Karen Jurden
FBI supervisory special agent

Hadley Etienne

Hadley Etienne
FBI supervisory special agent

James Wormley Jones photo courtesy of Blackpast.org.

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