Violet Hill Whyte: Baltimore's Lady Law Historical

Violet Hill Whyte: Baltimore's Lady Law Historical (HM1WXK)

Location: Baltimore, MD 21223
Country: United States of America

N 39° 17.612', W 76° 38.933'

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Baltimore Black History

As 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
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 357808 N 4350647
Decimal Degrees39.29353333, -76.64888333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 17.612', W 76° 38.933'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 17' 36.72" N, 76° 38' 55.98" W
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Area Code(s)410
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 408-484 N Payson St, Baltimore MD 21223, US
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