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Fighting Jim Crow in the County of Kings: The Congress of Racial Equality in Brooklyn

Brian Purnell


This book documents the history of Brooklyn CORE from 1960-1964. The everyday, internal dynamics of this interracial chapter, and its relationship with National CORE and the wider movement, take center stage in this drama of how women and men in the urban North built one of the country’s most notable protest organizations of the early 1960s. Brooklyn CORE’s campaigns to open housing and job opportunities for African Americans and Puerto Ricans, and its efforts to improve local public education and environmental conditions, are the main topics of this book. Focusing on Brooklyn CORE’s protest c ... More

Keywords: Civil Rights Movement, Brooklyn, New York, Congress of Racial Equality, Interracial, Nonviolence, 1960s, Housing integration, Employment discrimination, School integration, Racial segregation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780813141824
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813141824.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Brian Purnell, author