Brooklyn Resists, Act Two: CORE and the Civil Rights Movement

6:00pm EDT April 29

Weaving together highlights from the Center for Brooklyn History’s collection, including documents from the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), we examine Brooklyn’s civil rights and social justice movements of the 1950s, 60s and 70s. Textiles, landscape, and photographs function as repositories of lived experiences and technologies of history, focusing on the civil rights and social justice movements of the 50s, 60s, and 70s. Jami Floyd, Senior Editor for Race & Justice Unit at New York Public Radio and the Legal Editor in the WNYC Newsroom, moderates this conversation with distinguished professor of political science at Brooklyn College Jeanne Theoharis, historian Brian Purnell, and New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams.

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