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City SonAndrew W. Cooper's Impact on Modern-Day Brooklyn$
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Wayne Dawkins

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9781617032585

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781617032585.001.0001

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. Civil Rights, Brooklyn Style

. Civil Rights, Brooklyn Style

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(p.38) 4. Civil Rights, Brooklyn Style
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City Son
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Wayne Dawkins

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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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