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November 23, 2015
Nashville cops learning civil rights history
Christian Science Monitor - As confrontations between police and the black community once again trigger public outcry, law enforcement leaders around the country are looking for new ways to restore trust. In Tennessee, they have turned to the Nashville library's rich archive on the movement to teach new recruits about past injustices, hoping the lessons of history will foster even-handed police work. The sessions with new recruits quickly became a core part of their training, and other law enforcement agencies around the country have taken notice.
Blackman, who oversees the library's program, said police chiefs from
across the country have visited the library to learn about the program,
and some have asked her to put something together for their departments.