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Black Firefighters and the FDNYThe Struggle for Jobs, Justice, and Equity in New York City$
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David Goldberg

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781469633626

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469633626.001.0001

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The Bravest of the Brave

The Bravest of the Brave

New York’s First Generation of Black Firefighters, 1898–1934

(p.39) Two The Bravest of the Brave
Black Firefighters and the FDNY

David Goldberg

University of North Carolina Press

This chapter explores the small number of pioneer Black firefighters that entered the FDNY from 1898 to 1930, as well as how these men survived with dignity despite encountering heinous acts of barbarity and racism in the FDNY.

Keywords:   Wesley Williams, New Negro manhood, Pioneer Black firefighters, Race and labor (Early 20th Century), Racism and civil service procedures, Racial Integration, Physical Culture, Patronage politics, Desegregation and labor

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