Brian Purnell

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Brian J. Purnell is the author of Fighting Jim Crow in the County of Kings: The Congress of Racial Equality in Brooklyn which won the New York State Historical Association’s Dixon Ryan Fox Manuscript Prize, and the co-editor (with Jeanne Theoharis) of The Strange Careers of the Jim Crow North: Segregation and Struggle Outside of the South. His research, writing, and teaching areas generally fall within the broad field of US history with specific concentrations in African American history, urban history, and civil rights and black power movement history.

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