"Triumph is the story of my journey through the fire service and has been a dream
of mind since I was promoted to the rank of fire lieutenant in 1974. Writing this
story and reliving many events was painful, such as the blatant racism and
disrespect experienced on duty the day Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated in
Memphis, Tennessee; and when the firefighters union expelled all the black
firefighters from membership when they refused to disband their association as
members of the Black Firefighters association; and “Scrotum on the head"", the
worst scandal in the Miami Fire Department's history, are a few of the most
important stories revealed in my book. But this story is not just about pain; it is
also about the joy of triumphing over the obstacles and barriers that were
endemic for trailblazing black firefighters from the mid 1960's and beyond.
About Floyd Jordan
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Published May 3, 2012
Biographies & Memoirs.