Meet the first black police officers of Atlanta who couldn’t arrest white people or use guns in 1948 – Face2Face Africa

April 3, 1948, marks the day that the Atlanta Police Department first instated black men on the force.  Using a strategic tactic to garner more votes from the black community, then-Mayor William B. Hartsfield assented to blacks joining the police force in Atlanta. In 1947, it was estimated that one-quarter of the police force in…

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