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HISTORY OF SYSTEMIC RACISM ON LONG ISLAND
Making a Way to Freedom; a History of African Americans on Long Island by Lynda R. Day
In her discussions of family and community life in freedom, the economics of free black life, recreation, Black military service, Day makes a real contribution by culling facts from dozens of little known local histories, memoirs, travel books, and from a close reading of the federal census. Day ably accounts for the
increasing assertiveness of Black people on Long Island during the Civil Rights movement and up to the present moment.
Civil Rights on Long Island By Christopher Claude Verga on behalf of the African American Museum of Nassau County
Long Island has been in the corridors of almost all major turning points of American history, but Long Island has been overlooked as a battleground of the civil rights movement. This book examines the history housing discrimination in Levittown, and the collective efforts from organizations such as Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) who employed civil disobedience as a tactic to fracture racial barriers.
Source compiled by Local Historian, Sandra Riaño @s.riano