Wednesday Wisdom

Battle Creek’s First African American Police Officer Was An Influence To Southwest Michigan
Battle Creek’s First African American Police Officer Was An Influence To Southwest Michigan
On this day in Michigan’s history: John W. Patterson was born in Omaha, Nebraska on March 2, 1872. Though he wasn’t born in Michigan, John would soon move to Michigan and become an influential part of Battle Creek’s history; and even potentially protect the future social culture of Michigan with a single letter.