How a Heroic Female Cop Changed the Face of Policing.

FANCHON BLAKE joined the LAPD in 1948 and walked a beat in a skirt and heels for three years. Her ambition to rise in the ranks would be curtailed by an increasingly discriminatory agenda, but her relentless tenacity finally led to a promotion to sergeant nineteen years later. When LAPD policy barred her from rising any further and threatened to eliminate women from the department, she sued. The historic case would change the face of policing around the country.

This event will feature a panel discussion surrounding the book, “Busting the Brass Ceiling” with current and former LAPD trailblazers: Retired Deputy Chief Margaret "Peggy" York, Retired Captain Ann E. Young, Commander Ruby Flores, and author, Linden Gross. Moderated by Christine Devine. You don't want to miss this!

Presented by USC Safe Communities Institute, USC Department of Public Safety, Los Angeles Women Police Officers & Associates and the Los Angeles Police Museum

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