Annie J Evans
Thursday, January 19, 6:45 p.m., Attleboro Area Industrial Museum
Come learn about Annie Evans, Attleboro’s first female and African American police officer.
Presented by Rachel Killion, The Attleboro Historic Preservation Society will present a program about Annie J. Evans, Attleboro’s first African-American, female police officer. At almost 60, Anna J. Evans (1859-1936) was appointed Attleboro’s first female police officer. She served under two mayors from 1920-1925. Annie was an active member of various organizations; including John Wesley A.M.E. Zion Church, Grand Order of Odd Fellows, Order of Good Samaritans, and Independent Order of St. Luke.
This program is free and open to the public.
Program will be held at the Attleboro Area Industrial Museum, 42 Union Street., Attleboro. (Photo courtesy of NPS – Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site).