Atlanta honors first black firefighters

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ATLANTA -- A group of Atlanta firefighters who did more than just save lives was honored Monday.

50 years ago they made history by becoming the city's first black firefighters.

The group was honored at a ceremony at Fire Station 16.

The event also recognized the first seven black female firefighters and world boxing champ Theodore "Tiger" Flowers, who lived on the site where the fire station was built.

In attendance were several surviving legends, the first black fire chief, Mayor Reed and Evander Holyfield.

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