A Message From Our Chair
It is with tremendous pride and pleasure that I can announce we are less than a month away from our Annual Educational Symposium. If you have not done so, please check out this year's itinerary and make plans to join us. This year, we have many new sponsors and our membership has grown. As we emerge from a trying time, I can think of no better place for us to convene than a beachfront resort where renewing old bonds, meeting new acquaintances and learning will be relaxing and fun.
I look forward to catching up with you soon.
David Harris, BCOC Chair
The BCOC visits Black Wall Street Tulsa, Oklahoma
The BCOC also salutes the six brave pioneers (not pictured) that became a part of the Tulsa Fire Department in 1956. These men were Clifford Harn, Merle Stripling, Robert L. Shanks, Milton T. Goodwin, Henry L. Collier, and Cleatus Q. Stephens. They fought fires, and racial injustice at the same time. The men were the first black firefighters of Tulsa, and they became known as “The Six."