The following is an excerpt from the Marcus Garvey and Universal Negro Improvement Papers Volume 2 pages 245 & 246. It presents a speech given by James Wormley Jones. Jones addressed his audience on his having the appearance of a “white” man. He denied being who he appears to be to calm the audience. As the…… Continue reading EX-CAPTAIN JONES, U.S.A., SPEAKS
James Wormley Jones (d. 1958) was a Bureau of Investigation confidential informant who infiltrated the UNIA. Adopting the code number 800 for his later reports, Jones used his access to UNIA correspondence and his position in the African Legion to gather data.
According to the FBI James Wormley Jones was one of the first, if not, the first African American FBI agent. Jones was born in Newport News, Virginia on September 21, 1884 to John Bradford Jones, a lighthouse keeper and Sally B. Jones who assisted him in his duties. In the 1900 census Jones and his…… Continue reading Was James Wormley Jones the first African American FBI agent or a pseudo Caucasian?