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.

Douglass Bibuld

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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

In the fall of 1960, when Elaine and Jerome’s Crown Heights apartment was destroyed in a fire, they moved their family from a mixed-income area with a progressive public school (PS 167) to lower income Park Slope were the academic standards of the zoned public school (PS 282) was categorically inferior. When the Board of Education refused to let their children enroll in a higher quality school (PS 200) outside of their school zone, so began a four-month CORE campaign to improve education for the city’s African American and Puerto Rican children.

In this recording, Douglass Bibuld recounts discovering his love for science and literature in the 3rd grade and how he systematically read through every floor of the library.

Creator

Purnell, Brian

Source

Cassette 22

Publisher

Brooklyn Public Library

Date

2004-05-31

Contributor

Bibuld, Douglass

Rights

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Format

audio/MPA
Side A 16 min

Language

en-US

Type

Sound

Identifier

22_D_Bibuld

Coverage

Brooklyn (borough)
1952-2004

Citation

Purnell, Brian , “Douglass Bibuld ,” Brooklyn Core Oral History, accessed October 22, 2020, http://brklyncore.prattsi.org/items/show/134.