Caeser Greene wanted to be a fireman someday, but life, and Kewanee, had a different plan in mind for him.
In January of 1974, at age 22, he became the city’s first full-time police officer. He also was the first — and to this day, only — black police officer.
The distinction marks his place in Kewanee history and is worthy of note during February, Black History Month.
BROWNSVILLE, Tenn.–In honor of Black History Month, people gather to remember a staple and former community leader.
Black History Month is a time to celebrate the achievements of African Americans, and a time for recognizing the central role of blacks in U.S. history. Since 1976, every U.S. President has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. We are lucky to have the first African American Chief for the City of Antioch.
In celebration of Black History Month, join SCI and the USC Black Alumni Association for a panel discussion, “The Thin Line Between Black and Blue.” This panel will feature four current and former African American Chiefs of Police: Charlottesville Chief RaShall Brackney, Inglewood Mayor James Butts, Richmond Chief Bisa French and USC Chief John Thomas. The discussion will examine the racial challenges experienced within the law enforcement culture to reach the highest rank at their agencies. The conversation will explore how and why racism within the profession exists and may be worsening as national polarization increases. Police departments are challenged with attracting and recruiting an organization representative of the communities they serve, in an attempt to build trust and legitimacy. The event is dedicated to the late Mr. Earl Paysinger, the USC vice president of civic engagement who was also a 41-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department.
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Black History Month