Fighting Jim Crow in the County of Kings: The Congress of Racial Equality in Brooklyn

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February 22, 2014


Brooklyn Public Library, Central branch

Prospect Heights

Teen, Adult


Event description: In the wake of the southern student sit-ins, The Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) created a Brooklyn chapter, which quickly established itself as one of the most audacious and dynamic chapters in the nation. Historian Brian Purnell discusses the group's tactics and impact and importance to the Civil Rights movement in Brooklyn.

Address: 10 Grand Army Plaza
Prospect Heights, NY 11238
Phone: 718-230-2100