Novel Chronicles Atlanta's First Black Police Officers

Sep 12, 2016

In the Jim Crow South, there were some communities that integrated their police departments with African American officers. On one hand, these officers were authority figures who maintained law and order. On the other, they were denied basic human rights by the very communities they swore to protect. We talk with Decatur-based author Thomas Mullen, whose new historical novel called "Darktown" explores the struggles that Atlanta’s police force went through as it integrated in 1948.


 

Thomas Mullen will talk more about Darktown on Tuesday at 7pm at the Margaret Mitchell House in Atlanta.