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Sunday, July 5, 2015


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 News reporter 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.

Book Talk: Ginger Adams Otis, Firefight: The Century-Long Battle to Integrate New York's Bravest
Tuesday, July 7th $5/Free for BHS and G-W MembersDoors open at 6pm. Event begins at 6:30pm.Please note that seating is first come, first served.

REFUND POLICYBrooklyn Historical Society requires 24 hours notice before the date of the event to refund a ticket. No refunds are provided after that point. This means no refunds are provided on the day of the event and all subsequent days.