Ceasar Corbett in uniform


Title
Ceasar Corbett in uniform
Description
Ceasar Corbett standing in uniform while carrying a rifle. In 1951, Corbett became the first Black police officer to be hired in Greenville, N.C. in fifty years. Hiring information from "News from Home: Greenville Policeman." Afro-American (1893-). May 12, 1951. Historical Newspapers. Proquest. <https://www.proquest.com/historical-newspapers/news-home/docview/531709805/se-2?accountid=10639>. Date from negative sleeve.
Date
January 17, 1959
Original Format
negatives
Extent
10cm x 12cm
Local Identifier
0741-b17-fa-v17.a.35
Contributor(s)
Subject(s)
Spatial
Location of Original
East Carolina Manuscript Collection
Rights
Copyright held by Joyner Library. Permission to reuse this work is granted for all non-commercial purposes.
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Comments

Shelton Tucker Jul 11 2017

Caesar Corbett is a relative. He was not the first black policeman in Greenville. The first was in 1896 with a surname of King.

Marilyn Corbett Rider Oct 25 2021

How are you related to Ceasar Corbett? I am his daughter.

Michael Garrett Mar 09 2010

The "Policeman with rifle" is Ceasar Corbett, the first black police in Greenville.

Stephenson Feb 03 2010

Cecil Corbett

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