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In 1948, eight African-American men joined the Atlanta police force. They could not drive squad cars, step foot in police headquarters, or arrest white citizens. They are the inspiration for Thomas Mullen's new novel, Darktown. Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center hide caption

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'Darktown' Imagines What It Was Like For Atlanta's First Black Policemen

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Mullen's View from 'The Last Town on Earth'

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