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. Civil Rights, Brooklyn Style

. Civil Rights, Brooklyn Style

(p.38) 4. Civil Rights, Brooklyn Style
City Son
Wayne Dawkins
University Press of Mississippi

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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