Texas Peace Officers Association

This exhibit focuses on the Texas Negro Peace Officers Association, now known as the Texas Peace Officers Association, an organization formed in 1935 by African-Americans in South Texas to promote racial equity in law enforcement. All of the items displayed document the association's Tenth Annual Convention held in San Antonio, Texas on September 18-19, 1945.

Although we have done our best, many of the men in these photographs remain unidentified. If you recognize someone or have any information about the photo that you can share, please contact our librarian, Beth Standifird (bstandifird@saconservation.org).

Sources used:

W. Marvin Dulaney, "TEXAS PEACE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION," Handbook of Texas Online, accessed January 30, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

Dulaney, W. Marvin. "The Texas Negro Police Officers Association: The Origins of Black Police Unionism." In The African American Experience in Texas: An Anthology, edited by Bruce A. Glasrud and James M. Smallwood, 335-352. Lubbock: Texas Tech University Press, 2007.

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Texas Peace Officers Association