The Ph.D. Program in History

at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York

GC Events

03-25 Fighting Jim Crow in the County of Kings: The Congress of Racial Equality in Brooklyn 

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March 25, 2014

6:30-8 PM

Martin E. Segal Theater

 Historian Brian Purnell talks about the Congress of Racial Equality’s Brooklyn chapter, one of the most audacious and dynamic civil rights organizations in the nation. Drawing from archival sources and interviews with individuals directly involved with the group, Purnell explores how people from diverse backgrounds joined together, solved internal problems, and earned one another’s trust before eventually becoming disillusioned and frustrated.

Presented by the Gotham Center for New York City History

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