Midtown-Edmondson in Baltimore, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Violet Hill Whyte: Baltimore’s Lady Law
Baltimore Black History
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Law Enforcement • Women. A significant historical date for this entry is December 3, 1937.
Location. 39° 17.612′ N, 76° 38.933′ W. Marker is in Midtown-Edmondson in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is on North Payson Street. The marker is on a brick post at the entrance to a parking lot. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 N Payson St, Baltimore MD 21223, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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 (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 Midtown-Edmondson.
Also see . . . Wikipedia entry for Violet Hill Whyte. ExcerptL
Whyte was appointed to the northwest district at Pennsylvania Avenue and Dolphin Street by Commissioner William Lawson. She was not given a gun. Her duties included patrolling the streets, homicide investigations, narcotics cases, assaults, cases of sexual abuse, and robberies. She was known to work undercover. Youth who lived in her district said later that she would often intervene when she saw students skipping school. Her efforts earned her the nickname "lady law." Juvenile Court Judge Charles E. Moylan Jr. described her as "a one-woman police force and a one-woman social worker(Submitted on November 23, 2019.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 19, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 338 times since then and 49 times this year. It was the Marker of the Week December 1, 2019. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 19, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. 3. submitted on November 23, 2019. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.