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. Civil Rights, Brooklyn Style

. Civil Rights, Brooklyn Style

Chapter:
(p.38) 4. Civil Rights, Brooklyn Style
Source:
City Son
Author(s):
Wayne Dawkins
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781617032585.003.0004

This chapter describes events between 1964 and 1965. These include local civil rights activism and awareness of the southern movement in New York City; the registration of black voters in Brooklyn; Andy Cooper’s support for the candidacy of Republican John V. Lindsay as mayor; passage of the Voting Rights Act in August 1965; and Lindsay’s election victory.

Keywords:   New York, civil rights, political activism, black voters, Voting Rights Act, John V. Lindsay

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