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Annual Martha Rubin Conversation on Racial Equity: The Blinding of a Soldie...

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In February 1946, black WWII veteran Sergeant Isaac Woodard was forced off the bus he rode home from the War, arrested, beaten, and blinded in the sheriff’s custody. This act of violence propelled Judge J. Waties Waring, who presided over the criminal case brought against the sheriff, to take on landmark civil rights cases, including some that laid the groundwork for the legal milestone Brown v. Board of Education. Revisit this history with Judge Richard Gergel, who recounts this story in his book Unexampled Courage: The Blinding of Sgt. Isaac Woodard and the Igniting of the Civil Rights Movement. Gergel is joined in a conversation by Woodard’s nephew and caretaker, Robert Young, and President of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Sherrilyn Ifill. Moderated by legal scholar Leon Friedman.

This is the first in a series of programs offered annually in recognition of Martha Rubin’s commitment to social justice and equity. Martha Rubin is a Trustee Emerita (in memorium) of Brooklyn Historical Society.

For questions about this event or other inquiries, contact our Visitor Services desk at 718-222-4111, ext. 250.


Brooklyn Historical Society


Martha Rubin Conversation on Racial Equity
The Blinding of a Soldier and the Dawn of the Civil Rights Movement

Wednesday, January 30
Doors: 6:00 pm
Event: 6:30 pm

$10 General Admission / $5 for Members

BHS Members: to reserve tickets at the member price, click on "Tickets" and enter your Member ID on the following page after clicking on "Enter Promotional Code." For questions about this event or other inquiries, contact our Visitor Services desk at 718-222-4111, ext. 250.

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Brooklyn Historical Society public programs are made possible by the New York State Council of the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; and, in part, by public funds from the New York Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.


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