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A Movement Grows In Brooklyn. The Civil Rights and Black Power Movements. Wed Dec 15 2010, 7:00 p.m.

Dec 15, 2010 4:29 PM | 0 comments

Brooklyn was the location of one of the most important northern urban civil rights movements of the 1960s. Brian Purnell will describe the activities and impact of the Congress for Racial Equality (CORE) in Brooklyn, where protesters and activists demanded jobs, improved schools, clean neighborhoods and citizenship rights.

Brian Purnell is Assistant Professor of Africana Studies at Bowdoin College.

Refreshments will be served from 6:30 to 7 p.m.

Brooklyn Collection, 2nd floor, Central Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn NY 11238.