37-39 Boulevard, N.E.As a boy Martin Luther King, Jr., played basketball behind Fire Station No. 6 and watched the white crews go out on calls. He and his friends knew that they could not dream of becoming firefighters because of the city's segregation laws. Finally, in 1963, 16 blacks were allowed to join the paid force, and, a few years later, Station 6 became the city's first integrated station.
|Placed By||National Park Service|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, July 20th, 2015 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 743416 N 3738137|
|Decimal Degrees||33.75538333, -84.37200000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 33° 45.323', W 84° 22.32'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||33° 45' 19.38" N, 84° 22' 19.2" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||770, 404, 678|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling North|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 471-499 Auburn Ave NE, Atlanta GA 30312, US|
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