Joseph Graham

 

 

Age: 68

 

Summary: pioneering firefighter who broke the color barrier at the Jackson Fire Department in the early 1970's and became the city's first black fire chief in 1996, but who retired in 1998 after 26 years with the Fire Department.

 

 

Cause of Death: Apparent stroke of aneurysm

 

Born: circa 1940

 

Died: May 6, 2008

 

Location: Jackson, Mississippi