An abandoned fire station located in Baltimore, Maryland is now being reconstructed into a historical museum set to honor the legacy of Black firefighters!
The non profit organization of African American Fire Fighters will restore the abandoned firehouse located in Baltimore’s Oliver neighborhood, reports the Baltimore Sun.
The museum will recognize Black men and women that have dedicated their lives to saving others within life threatening and altering occurrences to valued mentorships in local neighborhoods for generations to come.
Reports read that the museum has been in the works for years as residents, activists and Black Lives Matter movement supporters request a call of action for recognition of the cultural contributions forwarded by African Americans across the country.
“Since 2009, we’ve doing annual events about African Americans’ contributions to the fire service, so we’ve known that the natural progression of things would be a museum,” said Collins, who served with the Baltimore City Fire Department from 1994 to 2017. “Families whose relatives we’d spotlight would say, ‘We gotta get more information!’ ” “