Atlanta in Fulton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Fire Station No. 16
Located in 1048 Simpson Rd. (now Joseph E. Boone Blvd.), the station was built upon the former property of Theodore “Tiger” Flowers, the world's first African American middleweight champion.
Continuing the efforts to diversify the fire department, Mayor Maynard Jackson ordered the hiring of seven African-American women to serve as firefighters in 1977.
Atlanta's First African-American Male Firefighters
Johnny Belcher Ralph Lester Frank Bolden Quinton Redding Harvey Bowen Harold Rosemond Theodore Ector James Maddox William Hamer Elbert Morrow Milton Harp Marvin Reed William Callier Emmett Smith Gatrell Jordan, Jr. Robert Ware.
Atlanta's First African-American Female Firefighters
Lisa Bradley Shella Calloway Louvenia Jenkins Janice Jones Sheila Kirkland Emma C. Morris Liz R. Summers.
Location. 33° 45.8′ N, 84° 25.317′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is at the intersection of Joseph E. Boone Boulevard and Flowers Place, on the right when traveling east on Joseph E. Boone Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1048 Joseph E. Boone Boulevard, Atlanta GA 30314, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Theodore “Tiger” Flowers (within shouting distance of this marker); West Side Siege Line (approx. 0.7 miles away); Davis' Hill (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Errant Line (was approx. one mile away but has been reported missing. ); Site of Captain Overton W. Barrets battery of Missouri. (approx. one mile away); Site of Ezra Church (was approx. 1.1 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Battle Hill (was approx. 1.1 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Surrender of Atlanta (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
More about this marker. The marker stands in front of Fire Station No. 16.
Categories. • African Americans • Civil Rights • Women •
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