FLOR500, Garden 124 Fred Douglas Lee, Policeman (ca. 1916–1973) In the late 1950s, Lee became the first African American policeman in Tallahassee assigned to a regular beat. The Rev. C. K. Steele, and others, recruited him to break the color barrier that existed in law enforcement at the time. A statue to his legacy was erected on the campus of Florida A&M University in 2004.
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Fred Douglas Lee, Policeman

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Fred Douglas Lee, Policeman

(ca. 1916–1973)

In the late 1950s, Lee became the first African American policeman in Tallahassee assigned to a regular beat. The Rev. C. K. Steele, and others, recruited him to break the color barrier that existed in law enforcement at the time. A statue to his legacy was erected on the campus of Florida A&M University in 2004.





 




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