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Georgia Ann Hill Robinson
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Birth: May 12, 1879
Opelousas
St. Landry Parish
Louisiana, USA
Death: Sep. 21, 1961
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Policewoman
Georgia Ann Hill never knew her parents, being raised by an older sister, then later, in a convent. At 18, she moved to Kansas where she took a job as a governess, met and married Morgan Robinson. The two moved to Leadville, Colorado, then Los Angeles with their daughter, Marian. Georgia became involved in various community organizations, where she was spotted by a Los Angeles Police Department recruiter who offered her a job. On July 25, 1916, Georgia became the first black policewoman in LAPD history, and likely the entire United States. She was first assigned as a jail matron, then later worked juvenile and homicide cases. She discovered in the course of her work that there was a great need for a women's shelter, and helped found the Sojourner Truth Home for those with nowhere else to go. In 1928, while attempting to break up a fight between two drunken women in the jail, she suffered a head injury that led to total permanent blindness. Pensioned off on disability, she began working with local community leaders to desegregate Los Angeles beaches and schools and continued her work with women in the shelter. Georgia was quoted in the September 1954 issue of Ebony magazine - "I have no regrets. I didn't need my eyes any longer. I had seen all there was to see."
 
 
Burial:
Angelus Rosedale Cemetery
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Section P
 
Created by: Guardian
Record added: Mar 07, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 49397780
Georgia Ann <i>Hill</i> Robinson
Added by: Guardian
 
Georgia Ann <i>Hill</i> Robinson
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Georgia Ann <i>Hill</i> Robinson
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- Guardian
 Added: May. 31, 2014
Rest in Peace.
- Tom
 Added: Feb. 10, 2013
 
 
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