The AFRO Chronicles Bishop Robinson’s Career in Baltimore


The career of Baltimore’s first African-American police commissioner, Bishop Robinson.  

 

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Sgt. Bishop Robinson. 1969. 

 

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Eastern District Commander,  Captain Bishop Robinson Sr. at the promotion ceremonies with his wife, Rhonda, son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Bishop Robinson Jr. September, 1971.

 

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Col. Bishop L. Robinson, chief of patrol. Oct. 25, 1971.

 

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Deputy Commissioner Bishop Robinson. Nov. 18, 1981.

 

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A Strong Man for a Strong Position:
Bishop L. Robinson officially takes the helm as Baltimore City’s first Black police commissioner. With him are Juanita Mitchell, his wife, Rhonda Robinson and Mayor William D. Schaefer. July, 1984.
 
 
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Looking up to his grandfather with apparent pride and admiration is little Bishop L. Robinson III. July, 1984.
 
 
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Bishop L. Robinson, second from right, with State Sen. Clarence Mitchell III, attorney George Russell and City Council President Clarence “Du” Burns. July, 1984.
 
 
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Bishop Robinson Sr. 

 

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