Fighting Jim Crow in the County of Kings
MAR 25, 2014 | 6:30 AM TO 8:00 AM
The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue
March 25, 2014: 6:30 AM-8:00 AM
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.