Integrating the Charleston Police Force: Stories of the Pioneers

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The civil rights era in the United States was a turbulent time of struggle and protest, with groups making history all across the nation. African American police officers in Charleston were immersed in their own battle to integrate local law enforcement agencies. These pioneers endured hatred and resentment within the department and sometimes from those they were sworn to protect. Lieutenant Eugene Frazier, Detective George Gathers and others fought the establishment while climbing the ranks to solve some of the toughest crimes that Charleston has ever seen. Join Frazier as he recounts the true stories of those who fought for equality.
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ISBN: 9781467145206
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
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State: South Carolina
Series: American Heritage
Images: 54
Pages: 112
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
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Eugene Frazier Sr. served six years in the United States Army and was honorably discharged as a sergeant, E-6. Later, Mr. Frazier was employed as a police officer with the Charleston County Police Department. This employment would span more than twenty-five years until his retirement as a police lieutenant with the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office. After his retirement, Mr. Frazier was employed for eight years with the U.S. Marshal Service as a court security officer (CSO). Eugene is married to the former Francis E. Prioleau. They have three children, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
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