William H. Nicholson

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William H. Nicholson (1869-1911) was the first African American fireman in the New York City Fire Department. He was assigned to Engine Company 6 and detailed to the veterinary department to feed the horses and shovel manure.[1][2]

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  1. "History of the Vulcan Society". Vulcan Society. Retrieved 2015-09-17.
  2. Ginger Adams Otis (2015). Firefight: The Century-Long Battle to Integrate New York’s Bravest. Macmillan. ISBN 9781137280015.