Thu, 01/16/2020 - 9:22am
Titus W. McClary was born in 1937 and spent his childhood in Georgetown, South Carolina. After moving to Detroit, he attended Highland Park High School and worked at his uncle’s North End restaurant. During his time in the army in the early 1960s, he picketed a segregated theater and restaurant in Killeen, Texas. In 1965 he became the third Black police officer in Highland Park. McClary ran the juvenile division and helped found a Black officers’ organization. He served as mayor of Highland Park and remained a city council member until he passed away in 2017.
Titus McClary was interviewed by students from Skyline High School in Ann Arbor in 2010 as part of the Legacies Project.
Inspector Kwang Shee Chu Visits With Sheriff John L. Osborn, Mrs. Osborn, and Capt. C. J. Scavarda, June 1945
Ann Arbor News, June 7, 1947
Inspector Kwang Shee Chu, representative of China's police agencies, visits with Sheriff John L. Osborn, above right, and with Capt. C. J. Scavarda, Michigan State Police, and Mrs. Osborn. The inspector is touring the United States looking for new devices of law enforcement which China may make use of in the post-war era.