Feb 8, 2018
In 1991, Clarence Taylor received his PhD in American history
and began teaching at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, New York. He
reworked his dissertation into a book, The Black Churches of
Brooklyn from the 19th Century to the Civil Rights Era, and it
was published by Columbia University Press in 1994. In 1996,
Clarence became a member of the history department and the
African-New World Studies Program at Florida International
University. In 1997, Clarence's second book, Knocking At Our
Own Door: Milton A. Galamison and the Struggle to Integrate New
York City Schools was published by Columbia University Press,
and, in 2002, his book,Black Religious Intellectuals: The Fight
for Equality from Jim Crow to the 21st Century, was published
Prof. Taylor's research interests are the modern civil rights and black power movements, African-American religion, and the modern history of New York City. He is also co-editor of Civil Rights Since 1787: A Reader in the Black Struggle which won the Gustavus Myers Prize in 2001 and editor of Civil Rights in New York City: From World War II to the Giuliani Era. Taylor's book, Reds at the Blackboard: Communism, Civil Rights and the New York City Teachers Union is also published by Columbia University Press (2011).
Dr. Taylor Joins Brett and co-host Kristy to discuss Communist involvement in the Civil Rights Movements.
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