Secret Service Agent Tells True-Life Tale of Intrigue

The Echo from Dealey Plaza

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Abraham Bolden got his start as an Illinois State trooper. A few years later, he joined the United States Secret Service. Then in 1961, a chance meeting with President John F. Kennedy changed his life forever.

In his new memoir, The Echo from Dealey Plaza, he chronicles his experiences as the nation's first African-American Secret Service agent; on-the-job discrimination; and a conviction on bribery charges.

He talks to Farai Chideya about his new book, his life, and what he considers to be evidence suppression in the case of Kennedy's assassination.

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The Echo from Dealey Plaza

The True Story of the First African American on the White House Secret Service Detail and His Quest for Justice After the Assassination of JFK

by Abraham Bolden

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