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Bruce Dancis

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780801452420

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9780801452420.001.0001

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Tenant Organizing in East Harlem

Tenant Organizing in East Harlem

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(p.54) Chapter Four Tenant Organizing in East Harlem
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Resister
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Bruce Dancis

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Cornell University Press
DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801452420.003.0005

The author discusses his involvement with a summer project organizing tenants in New York City’s East Harlem. He first provides an overview of the changes in the civil rights movement in 1965 and 1966, citing as an example the activists in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, who were expelling whites from their organization, renouncing the principle of nonviolence, and abandoning the goal of integration in favor of what new SNCC chairman Stokely Carmichael called “black power.” He then tells the story of the tenant organizing project, cosponsored by the East Harlem Tenants Council, whose mission was to deal with some of the most acute problems of poverty, ignorance and prejudice in the area. He also recounts his experience as a day camp counselor during a visit to the Bronx Zoo on July 18, 1966. Finally, he talks about his participation in the antiwar movement in East Harlem.

Keywords:   tenant organizing, New York City, East Harlem, civil rights movement, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, East Harlem Tenants Council, poverty, Bronx Zoo, antiwar movement

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