11:33 am
Mon March 17, 2014

Storyline: If You Can Work Together, You Can Live Together

StoryLine gives voice to everyday people throughout our community as they share the experiences that shape their lives.

Peyton Hairston and John Thomas
Peyton Hairston and John Thomas
Credit The ECHO Network

This week on StoryLine, we hear former professional firefighters Peyton Hairston and John Thomas. 

Back in the fifties, Winston-Salem Firefighting Station No. 4 was manned by eight black men and seven white men who decided that, if they worked together, they could also sit side-by-side to share a meal together. Today, Peyton  and  John share the story of how Station 4 became Winston-Salem’s first racially integrated professional firefighting company. 

StoryLine is a project of the ECHO Network, dedicated to building trusting relationships in our community.