This dissertation studies the importance of New York City, and the black intellectuals who gathered there, to the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s. Studying key activist-intellectuals from across the ideological spectrum allows for a more complete understanding of the importance of ideas propelling the movement. The dissertation also contributes to the growing literature on the civil rights movement outside of the South.
Burrell, Kristopher B., "Crossroads: New York's Black Intellectuals and the Role of Ideology in the Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1965" (2011). CUNY Academic Works.