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Violet Hill Whyte: Baltimore’s Lady Law

Baltimore Black History

 
 
Violet Hill Whyte: Baltimore’s Lady Law Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, February 12, 2017
1. Violet Hill Whyte: Baltimore’s Lady Law Marker
Inscription. As a teacher and mother of four, Mrs. Violet Hill Whyte of Carrollton Avenue did not fit the accepted image of a policeman in the 1930s. Regardless, on December 3, 1937, she became the city’s first African-American police officer. Whyte refused to carry a gun and earned her nickname “Lady Law” by working countless sixteen-hour days. Over her thirty-year career, she strived to improve the juvenile justice system and protect the young people of West Baltimore.
 
Location. 39° 17.612′ N, 76° 38.933′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is on Payson Street. Touch for map. The marker is on a brick post at the entrance to a parking lot. Marker is in this post office area: Baltimore MD 21223, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Royal Theater & Pennsylvania Avenue (here, next to this marker); The Murphy Family and The Afro-American (a few steps from this marker); The Arabbers (a few steps from this marker); The Maddox Family and Time Printers (within shouting distance of this marker); Clarence and Parren Mitchell (within shouting distance of this marker); Lucille Clifton
Violet Hill Whyte: Baltimore’s Lady Law Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, February 12, 2017
2. Violet Hill Whyte: Baltimore’s Lady Law Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Mother Lange and the Oblate Sisters of Providence (within shouting distance of this marker); Lillie May Carroll Jackson & Juanita Jackson Mitchell (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
 
Categories. African AmericansCharity & Public Work
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 20, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 19, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 137 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 19, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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