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2014 Black History Month Heroes - KCET


Congratulations to our 2014 Local Heroes of the Year:

      Daryl L. Osby
     Fire Chief
     Los Angeles County Fire Department  

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Daryl L. Osby, the first African American fire chief of the Los Angeles County Fire Department, has volunteered for many community organizations, including the department’s Fire Explorer Program and Pomona Valley Hospital. He is the former president of the Los Angeles County Stentorians, an organization founded to end segregation and discrimination in local firehouses. Chief Osby is a true role model and a champion of life-long learning, having participated in continuing education and leadership development programs at Harvard University, Dillard University and Loyola Marymount University. He is also a California State Certified Incident Commander and Chief Officer.


      Anthony J. Tolbert





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Anthony J. Tolbert is associate director of admissions and outreach at the UCLA School of Law. He is passionate about helping homeless families, and for two years he’s opened his home to families in need, charging them only $1 a month in rent while they get their lives back on track. Mr. Tolbert works with social service agencies to identify prospective tenants, and in 2012, a family lived in his South Los Angeles home after leaving an abusive situation. In 2013, he opened his door to a woman and her four children, and at the beginning of 2014, he welcomed a new family into his home. Mr. Tolbert has been honored with the Justice Cruz Reynoso Community Service Award by the Mexican American Bar Association (MABA).


View KCET Black History Month Honorees for 2013

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