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Reminiscences of Kevin James : oral history, 2001-2002.

Creator: James, Kevin, 1954-
Project: September 11, 2001 oral history narrative and memory project.
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Phys. Desc. :transcript: 64 p. sound recordings: 2 sound discs (59, 58 min.) : digital ; 3 in.
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Fire Marshal, Fire Department of New York.

Scope and Contents

Born Connecticut; childhood: Brooklyn; initiation into Islam 1977; career: military service, camera grip, firefighter since 1981, fire marshal since 1985; founder of Islamic Society of Fire Department Personnel in 1997; 9/11: witnessing events at World Trade Center [WTC] site: dust, fire, debris, fear; command post; post-9/11: temporary morgues, firefighter heroism, changes in firehouses, writing article for Newsday; anti-Muslim sentiment: work with civil rights organizations, fire department's Muslim chaplain, need for understanding within international community.


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