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North Carolina Negro Makes History in New York City


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After years of trying and being told no, New Bern native Samuel J. Battle became New York City's first African American policeman in 1911. He was later promoted to sergeant and later detective. He has served 30 years on the force. Recently Mayor LaGuardia appointed him Municipal Parole Commissioner in New York. His term expires in January 1950.
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