Fire Museum exhibit honors Black firefighters

By , Daily Memphian Published: December 02, 2021 4:00 AM CT
<strong>A photo of the original 12 Black firefighters is on display at a new exhibit at the Fire Museum of Memphis. The exhibit, which opened on Wednesday, Dec. 1, traces the history since 1955 when the 12 Black men joined the department.</strong>&nbsp;(Mark Weber/Daily Memphian)

A photo of the original 12 Black firefighters is on display at a new exhibit at the Fire Museum of Memphis. The exhibit, which opened on Wednesday, Dec. 1, traces the history since 1955 when the 12 Black men joined the department. (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian)

The permanent exhibit shows the historical process of desegregation in the Fire Department.

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