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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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Operation Unemployment

Operation Unemployment

Breaking through the Color Line in Local Industries

(p.97) 4 Operation Unemployment
Fighting Jim Crow in the County of Kings

Brian Purnell

University Press of Kentucky

This chapter highlights Brooklyn CORE’s campaign to open up jobs for black workers at the Ebinger Baking Corporation. After a borough-wide boycott and weeks of picketing, a dramatic sit-down strike at the company’s main delivery depot finally brought corporate leaders to the negotiating table. Ebinger leaders agreed to a compensatory hiring plan that gave preference to black job applicants.

Keywords:   Employment discrimination, Ebinger Baking Company, Brooklyn, New York 1962, Nonviolence, Sit-ins, Affirmative action

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