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The HistoryMakers Video Oral History With Howard Saffold

Humphries, Mike; HistoryMakers (Video Oral History Collection)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Reformer Howard Saffold was born January 26, 1941, in Chicago. Upon graduating from high school, he joined the U.S. Army. Saffold earned his B.S. degree in business administration from Chicago State University and his M.A. degree in urban studies from Northeastern Illinois University. Saffold worked as an expediter for the regional office of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs before joining the Chicago Police Department in 1965. In 1968, he joined the Afro-American Police League, serving as president during a successful racial discrimination suit against the Chicago Police Department. Saffold co-founded Positive Anti-Crime Thrust to promote cooperation between police and the communities they serve. When Harold Washington became mayor in 1983, one of his first official acts was to name Saffold chief of executive security. After retiring from the Chicago Police Department became CEO of the Positive Anti-Crime Thrust, working to stem the flow of young black men into the penal system.
Performers
Larry Crowe, interviewer.
Release Date
2016
Run Time
214 min.
Language
English
Variant Title
History Makers video oral history with Howard Saffold
Howard Saffold
Credits
Videographer, Mike Humphries.
Published
Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Recording Info
Recorded Chicago, Illinois 2002 June 5.
Description
1 online resource (7 video files (3 hr., 33 min., 31 sec.)) : sound, color
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