This episode is part of Dr. Alex Gee’s “Our Madison” series, looking at the history of Madison, WI from the perspective of different generations born in the city. Dr. Gee talks with Pia Kinney James, who was born and raised in South Madison and was the first Black woman to serve on the Madison police department. Now retired, she still devotes her time to mentoring officers and community members alike, building a lasting bridge between the two.
Kinney James has also done extensive genealogical research into her family’s history and made some startling discoveries. Don’t miss her amazing stories that reveal so much about American history and it’s systems.