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William Peck, Black History Month, 2004

William Peck Click on the MEDIA ITEMS below for more information


This photograph depicts Al Feldstein on the left, and William E. Peck on the right. It was taken at the Cumberland A.M.E. Church on February 15, 2004. This was during Black History Month and a display and program on local black history had been organized by the church.

Mr. Peck was among the first group of integrated students to graduate from the Allegany County Public School System. This was from Fort Hill High School, in 1956, which had the first scheduled commencement of that year. Al Feldstein is holding a newspaper article from that period about the graduation.

Mr. Peck went on to a career as a Detective in the Metropolitan Police Department of Washington. He received numerous commendations from the F.B.I., Secret Service, and Department of State, and during his career was recognized as an expert on organized crime.

Additional information on Mr. Peck is located within a newspaper article elsewhere on this site.


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Allegany County, Maryland

African Americans, History; Allegany County (Md.), History.

Allegany County (Md.), 1890-2008

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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