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“We Had Struggled in Vain”: Protest for Construction Jobs and Specters of Violence

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/9780813141824.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

Black workers could not gain membership in construction unions, and therefore could not find employment in this growing sector of the local economy. Brooklyn CORE, along with a coalition of black ... More


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