New York Honors Pioneering Black Police Officer

The New York Times has a great feature about Samuel J. Battle on the centennial of him becoming the first African American appointed to the New York Police Department.

Excerpts from an interview given in 1960 for Columbia’s oral history project are here and they are well worth reading.

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