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90 Minutes Series Conversation featuring former FBI agent Tyrone Powers is Wednesday

90 Minutes Series Conversation featuring former FBI agent Tyrone Powers is Wednesday
Published: January 21, 2018 Author: Staff reports

The E.W. Scripps School of Journalism will host a “90 Minutes Series” candid conversation with Tyrone Powers, a former FBI agent, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24 in Schoonover 145.

Ohio University student Earl Hopkins will serve as the moderator for the discussion. The talk is free and open to the public.

Tyrone Powers has had a career that brought him in touch with the best and worst of America. As a special agent with the FBI, he has seen first-hand the role justice has played in the lives of people of color.

His 1996 book, “Eyes to My Soul: The Rise or Decline of a Black FBI Agent,” chronicles that aspect of his public life. Powers has proved to be more than just a lawman. He now teaches at Anne Arundel Community College, sharing with students his perspective on Sept. 11, the law and how it works (or doesn’t work) for people of color.

Powers has become a leading figure in the discussion of law enforcement, black lawmen and their image inside and outside the black community.

The talk is part of the “90 Minutes” series, which was developed last academic year to create discussions on politics, racism, sexism and global topics. The series exposed students to people who have faced adversity or who have seen bigotry and discrimination happen for others, but have stepped forward to address those social and cultural wrongs.

Additional sponsors of the “90 Minutes” series include: Black Student Communication Caucus; Associated Press Sports Editors; Housing and Residence Life; Office of Student Affairs; E.W. Scripps School of Journalism; Scripps College Diversity Committee; Office for Diversity and Inclusion; Honors Tutorial College; Center for Law, Justice and Culture; Institute for Applied and Professional Ethics, Political Science Department and the Office of the President.