Black Firefighters and the FDNY: The Struggle for Jobs, by David Goldberg

By David Goldberg

for plenty of African americans, getting a public region activity has traditionally been one of many few paths to the monetary balance of the center category, and in manhattan urban, few such jobs have been as sought-after as positions within the fireplace division (FDNY). For over a century, generations of Black New Yorkers have fought to achieve entry to and equivalent chance in the FDNY. Tracing this fight for jobs and justice from 1898 to the current, David Goldberg info the methods every one iteration of firefighters faced overt and institutionalized racism. a major bankruptcy within the histories of either Black social pursuits and self reliant place of work organizing, this e-book demonstrates how Black firefighters in ny helped to create affirmative motion from the "bottom up," whereas concurrently revealing how white resistance to those efforts formed white working-class conservatism and myths of yank meritocracy.

Full of colourful characters and rousing tales drawn from oral histories, discrimination fits, and the records of the Vulcan Society (the fraternal society of Black firefighters in New York), this publication sheds new gentle at the impression of Black firefighters within the struggle for civil rights.

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