!!> Read ➶ Firefight ➺ Author Ginger Adams Otis – Pcusati.info

!!> Read ➶ Firefight  ➺ Author Ginger Adams Otis – Pcusati.info Firefight Kindle Epub Author Ginger Adams Otis Justinfoline.us In 1919, When Wesley Williams Became A New York City Firefighter, He Stepped Into A World That Was 100% White And Predominantly Irish As Far As This City Knew, Black Men In The Fire Department Of New York FDNY Tended Horses.Nearly A Century Later, Many Things In The FDNY Had Changed But Not The Scarcity Of Blacks New York Had About 300 Black Firefighters Roughly 3 Percent Of The 11,000 New York Firefighters In A City Of Two Million African Americans That Made The FDNY A True Aberration Compared To All The Other Uniformed Departments, Like The NYPD Decades Earlier, Women And Blacks Had Sued Over Its Hiring Practices And Won But The FDNY Never Took Permanent Steps To Eradicate The Inequities, Which Led To A Courtroom Show Down Between New York City S Billionaire Mayor, Mike Bloomberg, And A Determined Group Of Black Activist Firefighters It Was Not Until 2014 That The City Settled The 98 Million Lawsuit.At The Center Of This Book Are Stories Of Courage About Firefighters Risking Their Lives In The Line Of Duty But Also Risking Their Livelihood By Battling An Unjust System Among Them FDNY Captain Paul Washington, A Second Generation Black Firefighter, Who Spent His Multi Decade Career Fighting To Get Minorities On The Job He Faced An Insular Culture Made Up Of Relatives Who Never Saw Their Own Inclusion As Favoritism.Based On Author Ginger Adams Otis Years Of On The Ground Reporting, Firefight Is An Exciting Blend Of The High Octane Energy Of Firefighting And Critical Civil Rights History.


10 thoughts on “Firefight

  1. Susan Susan says:

    I read a good review of this book, so I took it out of the library when I saw it on the new books shelf I must admit, I thought of the book as something I probably SHOULD read, but that it would probably be dry and boring It is not that at all.The author shifts between the stories of one of the first black firefighters in NYC in the early 20th century, and th


  2. Nicholas Nicholas says:

    Goodreads win Will read and review once received.This is really a normal book that I usually read But I will say I really enjoyed myself It was a well written book It was paced nicely to where I never found myself getting too bored or wanting it to be over with The author did a great job of writing this book I felt the author made the book interesting and easy to


  3. Candice Candice says:

    I really enjoyed what i felt was a fair look at trying to Integrate the firefighters of New York This definetly isnt the kind of book that i would normally read but i still loved it It really felt like the author wanted you to experience and understand what had happened This book rea...


  4. Lee Sandberg Lee Sandberg says:

    I recommend this book to anyone interested in learningabout the history of the FDNY Such a history would be incomplete without recognizing the heroic efforts of the city s first African American firefighters and those who continue to battle against the lasting effects of discrimination Yet, this isthan just an historical account the author s in depth research transports


  5. Mara Mara says:

    Interesting read, if not quite what I expected I thought it would beof a straight forward chronological march through the century in the title, but the book s primary focus is definitely on the last 20 years or so There are some chapters set in 1919, but they don t fit into the overall flow of the book very well though they are fascinating The story of the Vulcans battle for


  6. P. P. says:

    A fresh and revealing account of the practical struggles to address discrimination at the FDNY issues that go back to the founding of the organization and run clear through to the Bloomberg administration The story is interesting because it recounts a history I didn t know but wasn t surprised to learn about It is ultimately heartening because of the many people who made the cau


  7. Harriet Brown Harriet Brown says:

    Firefight by Ginger Adams OtisFirefight The Century Long Battle to integrate the FDNY is a really fascinating book about the history of New York City and the civil rights struggle in the entire country.


  8. Teri Rainey Teri Rainey says:

    Great story Super interesting piece of history that if not for this book would have gone untold.


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