AfriGeneas Genealogy and History Forum Archive 3
Black Fire fighters1905
In Response To: Firefighters ()
I recently found a article in a community paper, which featured John Cheatham, who is thought to be Minnesota's first Black fireman, in this article two others are listed, Lafayette Mason and Frank Harris they where assgined to the Minnehaha Station, some area residents wanted to replace them with white Fire Fighters and signed a petition, other area residens demanded that they stay. The Black Fire Fighters stayed and my great grand father Frank Harris severed over ten years.
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