Masks required in Abakanowicz Research Center; optional for rest of Museum MORE

Researching the Afro-American Patrolmen’s League

In this blog post, CHM intern Rebekah Otto reflects on her experience working on CHM’s ongoing Afro-American Patrolmen’s League Oral History Project. AAPL vinyl banner that reads, 1961–68. CHM, ICHi-170336 When I accepted the Black Metropolis Research Consortium’s Archie Motley Archival Internship offer, I had a vague understanding of my project. I was thrilled to More

The Afro-American Patrolmen’s League

Collections volunteer Robert Blythe details the history and contents of the African American Police League records in our Abakanowicz Research Center. “Black Police League Has Tough Job Ahead.” This headline could have been from yesterday’s newspaper, but in fact appeared in the Chicago Defender in September 1968. In May of that year, Chicago Police Department More