Thursday, November 10, 2011

Fallen Firefighters Memorial Ceremony

On Saturday, October 29, the George Washington Carver Museum & Cultural Center unveiled a memorial bronze sculpture (commissioned through the City's Art in Public Places program of the Economic Growth and Redevelopment office) honoring Austin's first three African American firefighters--Willie Ray Davis, Roy Greene, and Nathaniel Kindred, Sr. Prior to 1952, no African American had been hired under civil service law to work as a firefighter in the state, making the City of Austin the first municipality in Texas to do so.

It was a great event! You can see for yourself by clicking here: