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This edition: Arthur Browne on Samuel Battle and Breaking Racial Barriers

Episode Details

Original tape date: July 15, 2015.

First aired: July 20, 2015.

Arthur Browne of the New York Daily News has authored a new biography of Samuel Battle, who in 1911, was the first African American police officer hired by the NYPD. While Battle's story is astounding, most are unfamiliar with his accomplishments. Browne shares Battle's trials and triumphs with Bob Herbert.

Guest List

Arthur J. Browne Author, "One Righteous Man: Samuel Battle and the Shattering of the Color Line in New York”