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Paperback The Strike That Changed New York: Blacks, Whites, and the Ocean Hill-Brownsville Crisis Book

ISBN: 0300109407

ISBN13: 9780300109405

The Strike That Changed New York: Blacks, Whites, and the Ocean Hill-Brownsville Crisis

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On May 9, 1968, junior high school teacher Fred Nauman received a letter that would change the history of New York City. It informed him that he had been fired from his job. Eighteen other educators in the Ocean Hill-Brownsville area of Brooklyn received similar letters that day. The dismissed educators were white. The local school board that fired them was predominantly African-American. The crisis that the firings provoked became the most racially...

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