RALEIGH - On Saturday, February 8, the Raleigh Fire Museum
conducted a special event in recognition of Black History Month. The museum
featured multimedia displays about African American Heritage in the Raleigh Fire Department.
Members of the United Professional Firefighters of Raleigh (UPFFR) also be participated in the event, and assisted with operating the museum. At 1:00 p.m., the UPFFR made the presentation of a framed photo to Dr. E. B Palmer and his wife Juanita, founders and operators of Raleigh’s African American Cultural Complex. The photo is a montage of portraits of retired and fallen black firefighters that served the Raleigh Fire Department from 1963 to 2013. The presentation
was also taped by the Raleigh Television Network (RTN), for the February episode of FireWatch.
Watch that episode.
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Mike Legeros photographs.