In 1974, Richard Nixon stepped down as president due to the infamous Watergate scandal. As there are many books, stories, and movies chronicling the event, it’s important to note about a Black man who actually kicked off the entire investigation.
His name was Frank Wills, and in 1972 he was a security guard at the Watergate office complex when he noticed something “off” about a masking tape placement on a stairwell door. He alerted authorities about a “break-in”, and the rest is history.
Too bad Wills was treated unfairly afterward. Watch the video above.
To read what happened after this event, click here.
If you want Black history material, check our book recommendations:
- 28 Days: Moments in Black History that Changed the World
- Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History (Vashti Harrison)