New York City honors Robert O. Lowery, first black fire commissioner, with Manhattan street dedication. http://nydn.us/1T4pmFd
Robert O. Lowery was sworn in as the 21st fire commissioner — and first FDNY leader — in 1966.
Unique, extensive collection of African-American Fire fighter history and memorabilia. The Arthur “Smokestack” Hardy Fire Museum
It’s rare that a museum is as specific — and as heartfelt — as this one, which honors Baltimore’s first African-American firefighter (and the founder of the first black firefighters’ club in the nation).
203 North Carey Street
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