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Brooklyn Resists, Act Two: CORE and the Civil Rights Movement
In the summer of 2020 protesters flooded the streets of Brooklyn in response to the brutal police killing of George Floyd led by local activists who organized nightly marches throughout the borough. These leaders follow in the footsteps of centuries of Black activists in Brooklyn. “Brooklyn Resists” is a three-part series that looks at the long history of Black-led protest in Brooklyn. “Act Two'' shines a spotlight on the Brooklyn chapter of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) and the protests of the Civil Rights-era with three exceptional speakers: Brian Purnell, professor of Africana Studies and history at Bowdoin college and author of "Fighting Jim Crow in the County of Kings: The Congress of Racial Equality in Brooklyn," Jeanne Theoharis, distinguished professor of political science at Brooklyn College and author or co-author of nine books and numerous articles on the civil rights and Black Power movements, and New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams. Jami Floyd, Senior Editor for Race & Justice Unit at New York Public Radio and the Legal Editor in the WNYC Newsroom, moderates.

This series is presented by the Center for Brooklyn History and New York University’s Brooklyn-based 370JProject, in partnership with NYU’s Office of Global Inclusion, Diversity, and Strategic Innovation (OGI), the Center for Black Visual Culture, and the Institute for Public Knowledge.

Photo, Bibuld Family School Sit-In, 1962, Rioghan Kirchner Civil Rights in Brooklyn Collection, Center for Brooklyn History, Brooklyn Public Library.

Apr 29, 2021 06:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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