The Strike That Changed New York: Blacks, Whites, and the Ocean Hill-Brownsville Crisis pdf epub fb2

The Strike That Changed New York: Blacks, Whites, and the Ocean Hill-Brownsville Crisis by Jerald E. Podair pdf epub fb2

The Strike That Changed New York: Blacks, Whites, and the Ocean Hill-Brownsville Crisis Author: Jerald E. Podair
Title: The Strike That Changed New York: Blacks, Whites, and the Ocean Hill-Brownsville Crisis
ISBN: 0300081227
ISBN13: 978-0300081220
Other Formats: lit rtf mbr txt
Pages: 288 pages
Publisher: Yale University Press; First Edition edition (January 1, 2003)
Language: English
Category: History
Size PDF version: 1562 kb
Size EPUB version: 1572 kb
Subcategory: Americas




On 9th May 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 divisive moment in the city in more than a century, sparking three teachers' strikes and increasingly angry confrontations between black and white New Yorkers at bargaining tables, on picket lines, and in the streets. This study revisits the Ocean Hill-Brownsville crisis - a watershed in modern New York City race relations. Jerald Podair connects the conflict with the sociocultural history of the city and explores its legacy. The work presents a sobering tale of racial misunderstanding and fear, a New York story with national implications.