Museum to honor African-American firefighters

April 10, 2008 1:26:02 PM PDT
A museum to recognize the work of African-American firefighters will open at the site of an infamous Chicago fire station.

In 1990, a retirement party was held at Engine 100, 6843 S. Harper, on the city's South Side. Firefighters were seen on videotape drinking beer and uttering racial slurs. After the incident, Edward Altman stepped down as fire commissioner.

Engine 100 went out of service in 2004, but the space will be the new home of the Chicago Fire Department African-American Firefighter Museum.