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Book Talk: Ginger Adams Otis, Firefight: The Century-Long Battle to Integrate New York’s Bravest

Jul 7, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

| $5
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In 1919, Wesley Williams became the third black male to join the ranks of New York’s Bravest. Despite severe discrimination he rose to Battalion Chief. Almost a century later, the FDNY remains predominately white. NY Daily Newsreporter Ginger Adams Otis is joined by members of the Vulcan Society, an organization of black firefighters, to talk about the ongoing struggle to diversify the FDNY.

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Date:
Jul 7, 2015
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
$5
Website:
http://bit.ly/1J3u02I

Venue

Brooklyn Historical Society
128 Pierrepont St
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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