Black History Month - I
February 15, 2008
February is Black History Month and at the FBI there have been many African-American Special Agents, with some reaching the upper echelon.
Mr. Schiff: February is Black History Month and at the FBI there have been many African-American Special Agents, with some reaching the upper echelon. Wayne Davis became the Special Agent in Charge of the FBI's Philadelphia office. He graduated from the University of Connecticut, served in the military, and then, in 1963, joined the FBI…
Mr. Davis: "The Civil Rights movement, you'll recall, was really about equal treatment, equal access, about equal opportunity and you know, the FBI, if they were going to be equal, then they were going to be equal with yours truly."
Mr. Schiff: Davis says he had a keen interest in the FBI…
Mr. Davis: "There was a mystique about the FBI. You know, the FBI was one of those 'up in the clouds' kind of organization that, frankly, coming out of the Black community, not a lot of people knew an awful lot about."
Mr Schiff: Wayne Davis served 25 years with the FBI and is happily retired. Would you like join the FBI? Check out fbijobs.gov on the Internet. I'm Neal Schiff of the Bureau and that's what's happening at the "FBI, This Week."
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