Tested by flames and prejudice: city’s first black firefighters honored

William E. Callier Sr. passes around a copy of an old newspaper clipping, his pride still evident decades after he and 15 other men made Atlanta history. “Bronze Fire-fighters Ready for Action.” A black-and-white photograph in a 1963 edition of the Atlanta Inquirer newspaper shows 16 smiling African-American men, dressed in the uniform of the [...]