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New Artifactual Journey Podcast Episode

The letter mentioned in the episode was addressed to pioneering Baltimore City Councilman Walter Thomas Dixon, who lived in the 1900 block of McCulloh Street and is featured in the upcoming book, Images of America: Old West Baltimore (Arcadia Publishing, November 9, 2020).



Episode 29: Historic Baltimore City African American Firefighters

In this episode, I spoke to George Collins, retired Baltimore City firefighter and president of the #AfricanAmericanFirefightersHistoricalSociety. We discussed the importance of artifacts and oral history in documenting and preserving the experiences of pioneering #AfricanAmericanFirefighters in Baltimore and across the country.

This is all leading up to the creation of an #AfricanAmericanFirefightersMuseum in #EastBaltimore





Nanny Jack & Co Archives has a unique collection of African American firefighter content.

Visit for more information about the museum in East Baltimore, to donate, or share a story about an African American firefighter. You can also email

Fun fact: October 3, 2020 was the 50th anniversary of the International Association of Black Professional Firefighters.







Courtesy of Nanny Jack & Co Archives

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