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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

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(p.97) 4 Operation Unemployment
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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/9780813141824.003.0004

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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