Statue in the works for first African-American firefighter, state legislator in Delaware County | CBS 4 – Indianapo…

MUNCIE, Ind. – Leaders with Delaware County’s historical society hope to cast a statue in the next 12 to 16 months to honor a local African-American trailblazer. The bronze statue will be sculpted for Hurley Goodall, who is credited with several firsts in the county for the black community.

After graduating from Muncie Central High School in 1945, Goodall went on to live a career of service. It began by joining the Army in 1945. While he missed the war, he was stationed in Japan for two years.

In 1958, Goodall was one of two black men to become the first African-American firefighters in the county. Both men started the job on the same day with the Muncie Fire…

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