I am seeking information on the experience of black firefighters during segregation and integration of the District of Columbia Fire Department (DCFD) (1919 – 1969). My immediate goal is to write an article for a historical journal. My long-term goal is to write a book.
In addition to historical information gathered from archival research, I want to preserve the memories of those associated with the DCFD during segregation and integration and collect photographs, memorabilia and ephemera that bring their experiences to life.
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