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Fighting Jim Crow in the County of Kings : the Congress of Racial Equality in Brooklyn / Brian Purnell.

Author/Creator:
Purnell, Brian, 1978-
Publication:
Lexington, Kentucky : University Press of Kentucky, 2013.
Format/Description:
Book
ix, 353 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Series:
Civil rights and the struggle for Black equality in the twentieth century
Civil rights and the struggle for black equality in the twentieth century
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Subjects:
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century.
Congress of Racial Equality. Brooklyn Chapter.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 20th century.
Civil rights movements -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 20th century.
New York (N.Y.) -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century.
Contents:
Nostalgia, narrative, and northern civil rights movement history
"Pass them by! Support your brothers and sisters in the south!" The origins of Brooklyn CORE
Why not next door? Battling housing discrimination, case by case
Operation unemployment: Breaking through the color line in local industries
Operation clean sweep: The movement to create a "first-class Bedford-Stuyvesant"
"A war for the minds and futures of our negro and Puerto Rican children": The Bibuld family's fight to desegregate Brooklyn's public schools
"We had struggled in vain": Protest for construction jobs and specters of violence
"A gun at the heart of the city": The World's Fair stall-in and the decline of Brooklyn CORE
Conclusion: "Brooklyn stands with Selma."
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9780813141824 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0813141826 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9780813141831 (epub)
9780813141848 (pdf)
0813141842 (pdf)
OCLC:
818735092