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Black History Month: Meet a Real Former CIA Spy!


Rendezvous Info

Tickets: FREE! Advanced registration required. Grades: 8-12


Watching James Bond and Jason Bourne is fun and exciting but how real is what you see on screen? Who are spies, how do you become a spy and what do spies really do? Darrell M. Blocker, a 28-year veteran of the CIA’s clandestine service, explores these and other compelling questions and discusses with students the challenge he faced as chief of all clandestine service operations in sub-Saharan Africa. A recipient of the Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal, Blocker served as deputy director of the CIA’s Counterterrorism Center and chief of the Africa Division. 

This program is a multi-point program and will allow time for students to ask question to Mr. Blocker. Once registered, you will be given access to the Zoom room. In order to connect to the Zoom room you will need a computer connected to: internet, webcam, speakers, and a projector.

To REGISTER your class for this program, please email with the following information: 

  • Name and address of school
  • Number of students and grade level
  • Contact phone number and email

Students are encouraged to explore the CIA’s top ten myths about spying and learn more about Blocker’s career in this ABC News Story prior to the program.  

Grades: 8-12 

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