Thomas H. Fendley videotape and outline on the Savannah Police Department
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Thomas H. Fendley videotape and outline on the Savannah Police Department

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Fendley, Thomas H.
Title: Thomas H. Fendley videotape and outline on the Savannah Police Department
Dates: 1997
Extent: 0.15 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 2279

Biographical/Historical Note

Thomas H. Fendley resides in Savannah, Georgia.


Scope and Content Note

This collection contains a demo videotape of a proposed documentary titled From Black to Blue, along with an outline of the program from 1997. This project documents Savannah, Georgia's early civil rights triumph by appointing nine African-American men to the city's police department on 5 May 1947 during a time in which the south was still heavily segregated. The video and outline include interviews with these police offices as they recount their experiences patrolling the streets of Savannah.


Index Terms

African Americans--Georgia--Savannah.
Civil rights--Georgia--Savannah.
Fendley, Thomas H.
Outlines (documents)
Savannah (Ga.). Police Department--History.
Videotapes.

Administrative Information

Processing Information

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.


Sponsorship

Encoding funded by a 2008 Archives-Basic Projects grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.