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The HistoryMakers Video Oral History With Genois Brabson

Stearns, Scott; HistoryMakers (Video Oral History Collection)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Fire safety specialist Genois Brabson, the oldest of eight children, was born on August 15, 1949, in Phillips County, Arkansas. Raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana, she graduated from Indiana University with her B.A. degree in sociology in 1974. Brabson joined the Fort Wayne Fire Department in 1975, where she became the first woman in Fort Wayne to work as a fire dispatcher, as well as the first woman to attend the Fire Department's training academy. As a fire safety educator, Brabson taught both Fire Department employees and Fort Wayne residents, and focused particularly on the education of elementary school children. She has worked as the president of the Black Fire Fighters, where her seminars are credited with saving the lives of at least two children. In 1995, Brabson became a probation officer for the Allen Superior Court Family Relations Division, and worked counseling juvenile offenders and their families.
Performers
Larry Crowe, interviewer.
Release Date
2016
Run Time
126 min.
Language
English
Variant Title
History Makers video oral history with Genois Brabson
Genois Brabson
Credits
Videographer, Scott Stearns.
Published
Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Recording Info
Recorded Fort Wayne, Indiana 2002 July 30.
Description
1 online resource (5 video files (2 hr., 5 min., 11 sec.)) : sound, color
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