Texas Peace Officers Association
"The Texas Negro Peace Officers attempted to overcome [racial] hostility by holding annual conventions throughout the state to meet local law enforcement officials, and to demonstrate that blacks were professionals" (Dulaney 2010).
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Fire and Police Commissioner Preston L. Anderson pins a badge on an officer at a ceremony held at New Light Baptist Church. Special Officer I.C. Collins, vice president of the San Antonio Chapter of the TNPOA, is clapping in the background.
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