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Herbert T. Jenkins photographs

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Creator:Rogers, Kenneth G., 1907-1989
Creator:Wilson, Bill, (William Bryan), 1914-1993
Creator:Carl Dixon Studio (Atlanta, Ga.)
Creator:Lane Brothers Photography News Service (Atlanta, Ga.)
Creator:Kislek Photographer (Atlanta, Ga.)
Title:Herbert T. Jenkins photographs

The collection consists of photographs connected with Herbert Jenkins; the bulk of the collection documents Jenkins' professional career. Images of note include 30 photographs of the Summerhill race riot (1966); First Community Officers (1968); Negro School Traffic Policewomen (1950); and the first African-American patrolmen (1948).

Herbert Turner Jenkins (20 March 1907 - 20 July 1990) was born in Lithonia GA and became an Atlanta police officer at the age of 24. On 2 February 1947, Mayor William B. Hartsfield appointed him chief of police, a position he held until 1972. During the 1960s, Jenkins worked closely with Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr., to ensure Atlanta's safety during times of racial and social unrest. It is generally believed that Jenkins' approach, to accommodate civil rights activists, spared Atlanta from the serious riots seen in other cities. In 1967, Jenkins was the only Southerner named by President Lyndon Johnson to the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders. His wife Margie Mason Jenkins died in February 1987; together they had two sons, James and Herbert Jenkins, Jr.

Types:black-and-white photographs | photographs | StillImage
Subjects:Jenkins, Herbert T. | Police--Georgia--Atlanta | African American police--Georgia--Atlanta | Police chiefs--Georgia--Atlanta | Riots--Georgia--Atlanta | Neighborhood--Georgia--Atlanta | Police--Uniforms--Georgia--Atlanta--History--19th century | United States. Kerner Commission | African Americans--Civil rights--Georgia--Atlanta | Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police. | International Association of Chiefs of Police | Allen, Ivan, 1911- | Mayors--Georgia--Atlanta | Police training--Georgia--Atlanta | Atlanta (Ga.). Police Dept. | Atlanta (Ga.)--Police--History | Race riots--Georgia--Atlanta | United States, Georgia, Fulton County, Atlanta, 33.7489954, -84.3879824
Institution:Atlanta History Center
Contributors:Atlanta History Center
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Herbert T. Jenkins photographs, Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center.

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