HW Pick: “Firefight: the Century-Long Battle to Integrate New York’s Bravest”

ffirefighter book finalAs racial unrest gripped the nation last summer after a white cop fatally shot an unarmed black teen in Ferguson, Missouri, a startling fact emerged from the chaos: the Ferguson police department had only three black officers out of a force of 50, serving a city that’s 67% African-American. Continue Reading →

Fire Fighter By Ginger Otis At The Schomburg In Harlem

837831fe-dea7-4faf-a57b-1d85c6038132Ginger Adams Otis in Firefight: The Century-Long Battle to Integrate New York’s Bravest shares stories of courage—about firefighters risking their lives in the line of duty but also risking their livelihood by battling an unjust system. Continue Reading →

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