(Re)connecting Brooklyn’s History: Brooklyn CORE & the Fight for Justice

Open to: All Teachers
Opportunity at a Glance: The Brooklyn chapter of CORE (Congress of Racial Equality) brought awareness to the lack of public services in Black neighborhoods, led boycotts of businesses that failed to hire Black workers, protested the NYC board of education over segregated schools, and more.

During this talk, historian Brian Purnell, author of Fighting Jim Crow in the County of Kings: The Congress of Racial Equality in Brooklyn, will provide educators and students a glimpse of the history of direct action and organizing that defined CORE and has through-lines to social justice movements today.
Key dates:  Monday March 14th from 4:00p.m. – 5:00p.m.
Location: Online via Zoom
Registration deadline: Monday March 14th
Take action: Register here
For more information: crudoy@bklynlibrary.org