Black History Month: The First Black Atlanta Police Officers
In the 1940's, these officers were leaders and pioneers.
This photo was taken nearly 65 years ago of the first African-American officers to be able to join the Atlanta police force.
The 8 officers became the city's first black officers on April 3rd, 1948. Stories have been released that though they were part of the force, the policemen were forced to use the changing facilities at nearby Butler Street YMCA and they were unable to arrest any one white.
Cascade Patch would like to salute those early pioneering officers that made a way for themselves when barriers were placed all around them. Leave a Comment in our Comments Section!