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

Table of Contents

1. Nostalgia, Narrative, and Northern Civil Rights Movement History

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

3. Why Not Next Door? Battling Housing Discrimination, Case by Case

4. Operation Unemployment: Breaking through the Color pne in Local Industries

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

6. "A War for the Minds and Futures of Our Negro and Puerto Rican Children”: The Bibuld Family’s Fight to Desegregate Brooklyn’s Public Schools

7. "We Had Struggled in Vain”: Protest for Construction Jobs and Specters of Violence

8. "A Gun at the Heart of the City”: The World’s Fair Stall-in and the Decline of Brooklyn CORE

Conclusion: “Brooklyn Stands with Selma”