Everything Is Stories: 014 But Not With Silver
June 28, 2015 2:08 PM - Subscribe

A story of Abraham Bolden, the first black Secret Service agent on the White House detail. A story of divine fate and segregation within the Secret Service.

Serving under John F. Kennedy, Bolden cracked counterfeiting cases and provided security for the President. However, the segregated 60s led Bolden from the White House to prison. In this story, EIS finds Bolden inside his Chicago home as he recounts his experiences of racial tension and why he considers himself a tool of fate. (There is a gallery of related clippings and photographs at the episode's home page.)
posted by Going To Maine (1 comment total)
A really interesting episode; one that an earlier version of myself would have given more of a side-eye, but to which the current version of me is pretty open. Anybody read Bolden's memoir?
posted by Going To Maine at 2:10 PM on June 28, 2015

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