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Operation Clean Sweep: The Movement to Create a “First-Class Bedford-Stuyvesant”

Brian Purnell

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

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813141824
eISBN:
9780813142609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813141824.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

In the fall of 1962 Brooklyn CORE addressed the widespread garbage problem that afflicted parts of Bedford-Stuyvesant. CORE petitioned the city government for improved services. When the city ignored ... More


“Pass Them By! Support Your Brothers and Sisters in the South!”: The Origins of Brooklyn CORE

Brian Purnell

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

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813141824
eISBN:
9780813142609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813141824.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explores the national resurgence of the Congress of Racial Equality, which coincided with the student-led sit-in movement during the early half of 1960. Specifically, this chapter shows ... More


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