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Hartsfield Exhibit

****“The Legend of Arnett Lee Hartsfield, Jr.”****

Rare and historical photos, film and memorabilia documenting the life and times of Arnett Lee Hartsfield, Jr., will be on display to the public beginning January 15th and continuing through April 1st, 2015. Hartsfield, a dedicated firefighter of 20 years lead the battle to integrate the Los Angeles Fire Department. He was also an educator, veteran, lawyer, historian, author and a founding member of the African American Firefighter Museum (formerly segregated Fire Station 30 where he was stationed in the ‘40s and ‘50s).
“Mr. Hartsfield was truly a legend and a trailblazer,” said founding member and past museum president, Captain Brent Burton. “Until just a few years ago, he regularly mesmerized museum visitors with fascinating true stories that never made the news.” He continued to share his vast knowledge and experiences until he passed in October 2014 at age 96.
Museum visitors are encouraged to leisurely view all of the exhibits, bring youth and families, and enjoy the patio where a bust of Arnett Hartsfield, created by sculptor Artis Lane sits among shady trees. Museum volunteers are available onsite for guided tours or you can stroll among the exhibits independently.

The African American Firefighter Museum is located at 1401 So. Central Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90021. (213) 744-1730. Museum hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays 10 am – 2 pm. Sundays 1 pm – 4 pm. Visit us online