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Unknown [Photograph of the East Arlington Volunteer Fire Company]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09725 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: Arlington, Virginia Type: Photograph Date: circa 1930 Pagination: 1 photograph : b&w ; 20.2 x 25.2 cm.

Summary of Content: Photograph of the East Arlington Volunteer Fire Company. The company was formed in 1925 and was staffed by African Americans during the segregation era. The company was disbanded in 1941 by the County Board.

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Historical Era: Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945

Subjects: African AmericansFirefightingVolunteersSegregation

Sub Era: The New Deal

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