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Fighting Jim Crow in the County of KingsThe Congress of Racial Equality in Brooklyn$
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Brian Purnell

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780813141824

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813141824.001.0001

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Why Not Next Door?

Why Not Next Door?

Battling Housing Discrimination, Case by Case

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(p.59) 3 Why Not Next Door?
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Fighting Jim Crow in the County of Kings
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Brian Purnell

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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813141824.003.0003

This chapter details numerous cases of housing discrimination that Brooklyn CORE investigated and fought against with interracial teams of activists. While the chapter won many of these individual cases it faced great difficulty when it tried to convince one of the city’s largest housing conglomerations, the Lefrak Housing corporation, to racially integrate its thousands of rental properties throughout the city. Brooklyn CORE had wide success on a case-by-case basis, but, despite state laws against discrimination, it could not reverse corporate practices that played the biggest role in racially segregating housing in the borough.

Keywords:   Housing discrimination, Residential segregation, Brooklyn, New York, 1960s, Interracial activism, Nonviolence, Lefrak Housing corporation, Congress of Racial Equality

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