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During the course of his tenure with EMU, Martin served as University Police Officer, Associate Director and then Director of the Center of Regional and National Security and Library Assistant 3 in Halle Library among other things until leaving for a job at the University of Michigan School of Nursing in 2019. In this interview, Martin discusses his upbringing in Chicago and Detroit, his pathway to EMU, and his initial forays into law enforcement. Martin details other jobs he has held of campus, including working in Circulation at Halle Library.

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Eastern Michigan University, EMU, police, Department of Public Safety, studetn geovernment, studetn uprising, Civil Rights Movement, Detroit, racism, discrimination, library, Halle Library, detective, cop

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Tony Martin, Oral History Interview, 2020