BBF: Jim Crow New York: The Long History of Yankee Racism, with Brian Purnell, Clarence Taylor, & Jeanne Theoharis
October 2, 2020, 1:00 PM
For most of our history the story has gone that white Southerners were racists while white Northerners were not. Today that myth is largely dismantled, thanks in part to three historians whose books lay bare the pernicious and widespread racism up north, and lift up the leaders and movements fighting these systems. Brian Purnell (Fighting Jim Crow in the County of Kings), Clarence Taylor (Fight the Power: African Americans and the Long History of Police Brutality in NYC) and Jeanne Theoharis (A More Beautiful and Terrible History: The Uses and Misuses of Civil Rights History) join the Brooklyn Historical Society for a conversation about a New York history that is, thankfully, no longer hidden.