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Omaha Firefighters

Description

Black firefighters have a long history in Omaha, stretching back more than 100 years to the 1890s. Initially segregated, the Omaha Fire Department formally integrated its force in 1954, the same year as the historic Brown v. Board of Education decision.

Source

Great Plains Black History Museum, North Omaha History Harvest, 2011

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Format

still image

Type

image

Coverage

Omaha (Neb.)