From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

Engine Co. #8 (Louisville, KY)

(start date: 1872) 

The #8 firehouse was located at 725 S. 13th and Maple Streets in Louisville. The house had been built in 1872 and was used by an all-white fire company until December, 1925, when ten African Americans were hired for Louisville's first African American fire department. In 1937 a second African American firehouse was established at Roseland and Jackson Streets. Roy Stanley was the first African American to ride out of an integrated fire house in Louisville. For more see M. Young, "Exhibit features Black firefighters," The Louisville Defender, 03/12/1992, p. 2.

See the Alonzo Pratt Malone entry for more about the first African American fire department in Louisville, KY. (link below)


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NKAA Source: The Louisville defender (newspaper)

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NKAA Entry: Malone, Alonzo Pratt

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