Honor Enough: Sergeant Horatio J. Homer of the Boston Police Department

Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 2:00pm

At the Woburn Public Library study hall, the Friends of the Library will host "Honor Enough: Sergeant Horatio J. Homer of the Boston Police Department". This is an illustrated lecture by Margaret R. Sullivan, the Records Manager and Archivist of the Boston Police Department. She will expound on new research that has identified Sergeant Homer as Boston's first African American police officer. He was appointed in 1878 and promoted to Sergeant in 1895, Homer served with distinction for more than 40 years. Sergeant Homer was a political activist and a quiet leaders of a long forgotten cohort of 19th century African American Boston officers.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, or to make arrangements for the handicap accessible entrance, please call 781-933-0148.