Baltimore Black HistoryAs a teacher and mother of four, Mrs. Violet Hill Whyte of Carrollton Avenue did not fit the accepted image of a policeman in the 1930s. Regardless, on December 3, 1937, she became the city's first African-American police officer. Whyte refused to carry a gun and earned her nickname "Lady Law" by working countless sixteen-hour days. Over her thirty-year career, she strived to improve the juvenile justice system and protect the young people of West Baltimore.
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|Date Added||Monday, February 20th, 2017 at 9:02am PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 357808 N 4350647|
|Decimal Degrees||39.29353333, -76.64888333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 17.612', W 76° 38.933'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 17' 36.72" N, 76° 38' 55.98" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 408-484 N Payson St, Baltimore MD 21223, US|
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