Fighting Jim Crow in the County of Kings
The Congress of Racial Equality in Brooklyn (Civil Rights and the Struggle for Black Equality in the Twen)
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The Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) established a reputation as one of the most important civil rights organizations of the early 1960s. In the wake of the southern student sit-ins, CORE created new chapters all over the country, including one in Brooklyn, New York, which quickly established itself as one of the most audacious and dynamic chapters in the nation. In Fighting Jim Crow in the County of Kings, historian Brian Purnell explores the chapter's numerous direct-action protest campaign.
University Press of Kentucky, 9780813165585, 368pp.
Publication Date: June 5, 2015
About the Author
Brian Purnell is assistant professor of Africana studies at Bowdoin College.