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MUSEUM INSIDER ARCHIVE VOLUME VII | ISSUE 3

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The 1971 Attica prison riot was one of the most violent law enforcement encounters in American history. Forty-four years later hear firsthand accounts of the day of the prison riot, and its effect on life in Attica today. 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 
Program: 7:00-8:30 pm
Reception at 6:00 pm
Light Hors d' Oeuvres, Beer, and Wine

Burke Theatre at the U.S. Navy Memorial
701 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004

RSVP by April 10, 2015
Free Admission

Registration is required; space is limited.

Witness to History is generously sponsored by Target®.

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History's Blotter | US Marshal Frederick Douglass

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Famed orator and abolitionist Frederick Douglass was appointed US Marshal of the District of Columbia in 1877. He served in the prominent office for four years during the administration of President Rutherford B. Hayes.

Let's travel back to March 17, 1877 to learn about a moment in law enforcement history

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Jana Monroe always made the most of opportunities. A personality trait that has served her well as one of the first female officers in the California police system, and later as the first female special agent in the FBI’s prestigious Behavioral Science Unit.

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Read more about Jana Monroe and her drive to join the FBI. 

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The Director's District

J. Edgar Hoover, The FBI’s legendary Director, was a native Washingtonian. Check out this interactive map of DC to learn more about Hoover’s life growing up in the District. 

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Caption Contest

The Museum’s collection includes photographs that reveal law enforcement history—from national milestones to no-frills everyday routines. Some of Museum staff’s favorites are those mysterious photos that border on bizarre, posing the question, what is going on in this picture? Help us come up with the cleverest caption for this photo.

Congratulations to David R. for submitting last month's winning caption!

Check out the archive to see all the winning photos and captions so far.

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