Examine Civil Rights in Brooklyn from a new angle with Dr. Clarence Taylor, Baruch College professor of Modern African American Studies, Religion & Civil Rights. Attendees will learn the specifics of local civil rights struggles through the lens of NYC’s public school integration and decentralization campaign of the 1960's, as well early efforts by the Teacher's Union, a UFT precursor, to eliminate racist textbooks and hire more black teachers. After lecture and reflections, we'll use archival materials from the Brooklyn Collection’s rich Civil Rights collection to develop ideas for incorporating this riveting history into curriculum.

(CTLE Credits: 5)


Professional Learning For Educators Brooklyn Connections professional learning workshops present content relevant to educators teaching 4th – 12th grade students in Brooklyn; however, teachers from all grades and boroughs are welcome to attend.  Registration includes breakfast, lunch and learning materials.


NYSED CTLE The Brooklyn Public Library is a New York State Education Department (NYSED) sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) credit. K-12th grade NYS educators.

Funding for Brooklyn Connections is made possible with generous support from The Morris and Alma Schapiro Fund, The Hearst Foundation, Inc., Tiger Baron Foundation, Epstein Teicher Philanthropies and the Brooklyn Eagles.