03-25 Fighting Jim Crow in the County of Kings: The Congress of Racial Equality in Brooklyn
March 25, 2014
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