Eight-man police force, 1908


Eight-man police force, 1908

The 1908 eight-man police force coped with rowdy students, crowds of visitors and a growing population. Patrolman William Blackburn (left rear), former fifth ward constable, was the city's first African American policeman

Frame location: On City Hall lawn, northeast corner of Fifth and Huron, inside sidewalk crossing and south of large spruce tree, facing southwest

Collection info: Sturgis Collection

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Article Keywords: Ann Arbor Police Department, Black Americans, Law Enforcement, portraits
People: William Blackburn
pictureAnnArbor: Site 8: The Growth of City Services, Downtown Ann Arbor Historical Street Exhibit Program
Date: 1908

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