Cops, Gangsters, and Revolutionaries in 1960s Chicago: What Black Police Can Tell Us about Power

Lecture Description

This lecture describes the activism of Chicago’s Afro-American Patrolmen’s League, a group of black police officers who came together in the late 1960s to fight police brutality. It also discusses the pioneering television “Soul Drama,” “Bird of the Iron Feather,” which centered on a black police officer and drew upon consultants from the AAPL in order to explore the realities of black urban life in the Black Power era.


African American Crime, Violence, Incarceration

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