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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 Clean Sweep

Operation Clean Sweep

The Movement to Create a “First-Class Bedford-Stuyvesant”

(p.129) 5 Operation Clean Sweep
Fighting Jim Crow in the County of Kings

Brian Purnell

University Press of Kentucky

In the fall of 1962 Brooklyn CORE addressed the widespread garbage problem that afflicted parts of Bedford-Stuyvesant. CORE petitioned the city government for improved services. When the city ignored its appeals, Brooklyn CORE staged a dramatic demonstration dubbed “Operation Cleansweep,” which brought a great deal of public attention to issues of racial discrimination in sanitation collection, and led to increase services for Bedford-Stuyvesant

Keywords:   Garbage, Sanitation collection, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, Marine Park, Brooklyn, Nonviolence, New York City Department of Sanitation

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