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The AFRO Chronicles Bishop Robinson’s Career in Baltimore

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



Sgt. Bishop Robinson. 1969. 



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.



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



Deputy Commissioner Bishop Robinson. Nov. 18, 1981.



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.
Looking up to his grandfather with apparent pride and admiration is little Bishop L. Robinson III. July, 1984.
Bishop L. Robinson, second from right, with State Sen. Clarence Mitchell III, attorney George Russell and City Council President Clarence “Du” Burns. July, 1984.
Bishop Robinson Sr. 


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