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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
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.