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Sherelle Diggs
· November 5, 2017
Loved the 20th anniversary celebration yesterday. I would like to volunteer to do tours on Sunday if they will have me. Great history👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽
Ray Carter
· January 8, 2018
I had a great time with my family learning about the history of the first African-American Firefighter and the history behind the museum.
Sheena Renee Jenkins-Hamilton
· September 11, 2017
Attended a graduation celebration there , which was so befitting of the occasion
Even though there was no full on kitchen the food they made it work. Loved the fact you could tour the museum while at...tending the event. See More
Charisma Justis
· September 19, 2016
This is a historical hidden gem! I encourage families, mentoring groups, teachers and everyone else to visit this museum. People need reminders of how we have persevered through so much hatred of ou...r race, and this fire station turned museum, is a perfect example of overcoming obstacles. Add this to your list of things to see on LA. � See More
Cynthia Busby
· April 12, 2017
I've been here a number of times to tour the museum, attend special events and its Awesome! Please take time out to visit with your family and friends and plan a special event there. The Stentorians... are the absolute best! See More
Floria Morton
· July 24, 2017
I had attended 2 Birthday Celebrations in one night! I was surprised to have come here. This was my first time seeing this place. The food was good also! I'm glad I had attended the event.
Treena Wright
· October 12, 2017
This is definitely needed as we continue to restore and mark history for AFRICAN AMERICANS #GearedUpForFire ‼️
Nisey Monique Washington
· April 5, 2017
Awesome! Interesting, informative and a place I have recommended 2 many. Free admission and parking so you can't beat that! Just a great experience.
Kay Anne Glenn Schlotfeldt
· August 13, 2016
Wonderful Fire It Up BBQ today!! Wonderful event....great food....great vendors....planning committee and company did a great job!! We were happy to support and see others supporting as well!!! Can't ...wait for next year!! Xoxo See More
John Brooks
· June 27, 2017
It was an honor to be there in the same place with all that much history! My kids had a blast also!
Kathy Williamson
· February 7, 2013
This historical building and museum is a great place to visit and bring young and old relatives and friends. It's also a beautiful facility to hold events like weddings, receptions, conferences, etc.
Serenity Faith
· November 28, 2016
I really enjoyed my tour! It was very personal intimate and thorough! Wanted to do something different for my birthday...and I enjoyed myself! #VisitTheMuseum
Matthias Collins
· July 27, 2016
One of the most powerful and historical places in all of Los Angeles.
Aladrian Harrold
· June 25, 2017
A very nice Black Historical Building!!! Had a wonderful Birthday celebration for my Friend��
Alfreda Lewis
· October 23, 2013
I enjoy the recognition of all the African American Firefighters that risk their lives for me and you. ******Dj Smooth 88.5 FM KSBR Jazz : )
Bonnie Ross
· March 16, 2014
I Love This Because my Grandfather was a fireman his name is Harold Lee Capers Sr I would love to bring my kids their so they could see what their Grandfather Did
Desiree E. Edwards
· October 8, 2015
Great historical place with a wealth of African American Fire Fighter history...
Nicole Hardy
· July 23, 2016
I encourage others to visit. Learned many interesting facts.
Kristi Goward
· November 10, 2014
Truly a Landmark! Thank you to all those that have put so many hours into our African American Firefigther Museum. It's amazing!
Jim Mateer
· October 2, 2015
Really opened my eyes to a history of Los Angeles I had not heard of before.
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(Video)The Unveiling of Bust for retired firefighter Arnett Hartsfield - KABC
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An amazing moment captured here at the museum. An Old Stentorian looks on and into the past at photographs taken in the 1930's, 40's, and 50's. Naming Firefighters he worked along side with in the City of Los Angeles. "Those were the days" #Flory #LAFD
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Black Heroes of Fire
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Recently I had the pleasure of visiting and speaking at Aurora Colorado's Race Day, titled: Firefighters, Race and Sex. The problems Firefighters, Fire Departme...nts have with Race and Sex are common, long standing and similar in all cases. In the 18th and 19th centuries slaves and Black Free men were Firemen in Macon, Savannah and Charleston. They provided manpower and back bone to these Fire Departments. In 1818 NYC, Moly Williams, a slave was allowed to volunteer as a firefighter, but, 1818 Philadelphia, the African Fire Association who were made up of Free Blacks were discouraged from organizing in their own community. Today the Aurora Fire Department has hit a wall with Blacks and Females, now they need a viable plan to hire more.

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