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.

Milton Galamison

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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

Rev. Milton A. Galamison was an early supporter of Brooklyn CORE. He is well known as a Brooklyn pastor and activist who led Siloam Presbyterian Church for four decades and acted as the chairman of the NAACP from 1956-1959. He often collaborated with CORE, participating in negotiations with companies like Ebinger’s and city government. He allowed CORE members to use Siloam as a meeting space and speak at his congregation. Galamison often encouraged his congregation to support CORE boycotts and joined their direct actions. He played a major role in campaigns against the Board of Education, partnering with CORE as the president of the Parents Workshop, a city wide group of parents formed to address segregation in public schools. He was leader in the Minister’s Council which co-organized demonstrations at Downstate.

This clip is from his interview with Clarence Taylor in the late 1980s. In it Rev. Galamison discusses the goals of demonstrations at Downstate Medical Center and role of the Minister’s Council in that action.

Creator

Taylor, Clarence

Source

Cassette 23

Publisher

Brooklyn Public Library

Date

1987-10-21

Contributor

Galamison, Milton

Rights

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Format

audio/MPA
Side A 41 min, Side B 5 min

Language

en-US

Type

Sound

Identifier

23_M_Galamison

Coverage

Brooklyn (borough)
1948-1987

Citation

Taylor, Clarence, “Milton Galamison ,” Brooklyn Core Oral History, accessed July 14, 2020, http://brklyncore.prattsi.org/items/show/135.