Celebrating Black History Month

February 8, 2021

The FDNY and the New York City Fire Museum are celebrating Black History Month on the Throwback FDNY Podcast by sharing the following stories from the New York City Fire Department's past:

  • The First Known Black Woman Firefighter Molly Williams Answers the Call in 1818.
  • Trailblazing African-Americans Make Inroads into the Fire Service Starting in 1898.
  • Robert O. Lowery’s Historic Appointment to Fire Commissioner in 1966.
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