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Black History Fact: Hager Tucker

In 1873, in an unusual move for that era, the city council hired Hagar Tucker, a former slave, as “special policeman” to the black community.  Tucker performed a difficult job successfully but was nonetheless let go within a year when the economy went into a tailspin. Tucker was the first and last black officer in the Fort Worth Police Department until the 1950s.

See more at: http://www.blackpast.org/perspectives/fort-worth-texas-where-west-and-south-meet-brief-history-citys-african-american-communi#sthash.LtV8RpGt.dpuf

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