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Special Agent at Work

In the spring of 1972, the FBI began accepting applications from women for the special agent position and by July of that year had appointed the first two women as special agents in modern times. Pictured here is an African-American agent in the 1970s. Read our series marking 40 years of women special agents at http://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/2012/may/women-agents_051612