Purnell Civil Rights Book-Manuscript Wins Prize

Brian Purnell


A forthcoming book about the Civil Rights Movement by Assistant Professor of Africana Studies Brian Purnell has been awarded the 2012 Dixon Ryan Fox Manuscript Prize by the New York State Historical Association.

The prize recognizes the best unpublished, book-length monograph relating to the history of New York State.

Purnell’s book, titled “A Movement Grows in Brooklyn: The Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) and the Civil Rights Movement in Brooklyn, New York,” will be published by the University Press of Kentucky.

During the Spring 2012 semester, Purnell’s course, The Wire: Race, Class Gender and the Urban Crisis, was featured on C-SPAN as part of their “Lectures in History” series. Watch the segment.

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