Oral history interview with LaMonte Cooke
Community Archive;Oral History
LaMonte Cooke was born in 1951, raised in Philadelphia, PA. As an unwed mother in the 50’s his mother placed him up for adoption shortly after he was born, but she reconnected with him around the time he turned 40 years of age and enjoyed 10+ years with her before she died. As a child he moved around quite a bit and moved to Chestertown, MD as an adult in 1971. He was the first African American deputy sheriff in Kent County and the first African American warden at Queen Anne’s Detention Center. He has also been involved in a number of community service and professional seminars.
The Lives and Families of Chesapeake Heartland Oral History Initiative
Families, Civil rights, Mentoring in the professions, Law enforcement, Voluntarism, Anecdotes Chestertown
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