International Spy Museum podcast on African American Spies

Ark Republic Editor in Chief Dr. Kaia Shivers participates in The International Spy Museum’s Juneteenth podcast looking at the profound history of African Americans who participated in espionage.

The work of African Americans who were spies is both rich and complex, but most importantly, severely understudied. So much so, The International Spy Museum asked three professionals to give insight on three American citizens at different points in history who provided intelligence to protect the Union.

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A superstar line-up chooses an African American spy from American history. Harriet Tubman, Ralph Bunche and Willie Merkerson Jr. are introduced, before we have a discussion about African Americans and the American experience. Our guests are Mel Gamble, a former CIA Chief of the Africa Division and Senior Intelligence officer; Reuben E. Brigety II, former US Ambassador to the African Union and current Vice Chancellor of the University of the South; and Kaia Niambi Shivers, writer, activist and founder of Ark Republic magazine.

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  1. It’s said the true one’s have a likkle bit of the Spook Who Sat By the Door in ’em. Thank you for helping us reconnect and reimagine our giant Madame Harriet Tubman. Asé-o!

  2. It’s said the true ones have a likkle bit of the Spook Who Sat By the Door in ’em. Thank you for helping us reconnect and reimagine our giant Madame Harriet Tubman. Asé-o!

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