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Grady, Charles, 2005 March 17

 Part of Collection
Call Number: RU 1055, Series Accession 2008-A-001

Scope and Contents

Charles Grady joined the New Haven police department in 1959, and remained on the force for 32 years. In the late 1960s, he was assigned to the Youth Services Division of the NHPD. Among other activities, Grady worked as a plainclothes detective within New Haven high schools. Grady describes a number of incidents that occurred during his years in the schools, including a threatened take over of Lee High School by a black nationalist organization, which may or may not have been the Black Panthers. Grady commends Mayor Richard Lee for his handling of the 1967 riots, suggesting that the Mayor's willingness to talk with members of the black community, including the Hill Parents' Association, prevented the city from burning. He also suggests that the administration of Yale University played an important role in facilitating discussion and keeping the peace in the city during the late 1960s.

Interviewer: Ludwig, Maren

Length (min): 24


  • 2005 March 17

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1 Computer Files (.wav)

0:47:19 Duration (HH:MM:SS.mmm)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

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