African American fire fighters -- South Carolina -- Charleston
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
African American Firemen in Charleston collection
Identifier: AMN 9010v
Abstract African American firemen have served in the Charleston Fire Department since 1882.The collection includes photocopied photographs of uniformed firemen and clippings from News and Courier about black fire fighters in the Charleston Fire Department. In a 1956 article, the News and Courier reported that black firemen received the same privileges in pay, sick leave, and other benefits as did white...
Dates: approximately 1910s-1984
William Louis Gailliard collection
Abstract Captain William Louis Gailliard (b. 1908) was born and raised in Charleston, SC, and married to Priscilla Bonaparte Gailliard (1908-1997), who had at least three children together. For several years, he was a member of the Royal Sultans Orchestra, who were the first Black band to play on Folly Beach, SC. Ending the band in the early 1950s, he became an auxiliary fireman, and became a fire captain in the 1970s. He passed away in 1999. This collection largely contains a series of photographs...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1956-1976; 1935-1980