Brooklyn Core Oral History

A digital project from Pratt's School of Information

This archive presents the oral history of the Brooklyn chapter of CORE through recordings with key members recounting the major campaigns from 1960-1966.

Arnold Goldwag

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Subject

Congress of Racial Equality. Brooklyn Chapter
Civil rights movements—New York (State)—New York
Race relations—New York (State)—New York
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)—History

Description

Arnold Goldwag joined CORE in the early 1960s when he was a student at Brooklyn College. He was part of CORE’s first sympathy strikes at Woolworths, Ebinger’s demonstrations and actions at Downstate. He became a central member of the group and in later years acted as Brooklyn CORE’s public relation chairman. After he left CORE, Goldwag worked as a health and safety inspector for a municipal workers’ union.

In this recording he discusses racism in postwar Brooklyn, his strict Jewish upbringing, Ebinger’s Bakery, CORE’s record management systems and leadership structure.

Creator

Purnell, Brian

Source

Cassette 5

Publisher

Brooklyn Public Library

Date

2000-10-13

Contributor

Goldwag, Arnold

Rights

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Format

audio/MPA
Side A 45 min, Side B 8 min

Language

en-US

Type

Sound

Identifier

05_A_Goldwag

Coverage

Brooklyn (borough)
1938-2000

Citation

Purnell, Brian , “Arnold Goldwag,” Brooklyn Core Oral History, accessed April 1, 2020, http://brklyncore.prattsi.org/items/show/117.