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Attendees of the George Floyd Memorial march gather near Hank Willis Thomas’s “Unity” sculpture on Tillary Street in June 2020. (photo by Jon Vachon, courtesy Center for Brooklyn History) On July 20, 1964, over 1,000 people flooded the streets of Bedford-Stuyvesant in Brooklyn, New York, to protest the police killing of James Powell , a Black 15-year-old. The demonstrations, part of an early wave of protests against police brutality in the United States, had originated uptown, in Harlem. But in the Brooklyn neighborhood, home to one of the city’s largest African American and Puerto Rican populations, activists amplified demands for justice, facing brutal police retaliation that left more than 100 injured and one killed.

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To honor the long history of Black-led activism in Kings County, the Brooklyn Public Library’s Center for Brooklyn History (CBH) is launching Brooklyn Resists , a new “public history initiative” opening this Saturday, Juneteenth. Mounted in response to the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and countless other Black individuals who lost their lives to racist violence, the project spans exhibitions and programs curated around the CBH’s archival holdings as well as crowdsourced images. Demonstrators cheering during the Downstate Medical Center protests in 1963 (photo by Bob Adelman; courtesy Adelman Images, LP) Led by CBH Director Heather Malin and Assistant Director for Collections and Public Service […]

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Dear Reader,

This feels like the most important fundraising drive since The Revival of the Progressive Party (1912 | 2018), with enormously high stakes and so much passion.

In Our Movement” we unveil the reality we are all facing and how we rise to the challenge. — If you’re able to, this is a critical moment to propel the Progressive Party to new heights: Help cover the vital political projects we have planned, and right now is no time to pull back.

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