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Clarence Taylor provided our Dreamers and
page with an overview of the NYC Teachers Union,
which will give you a preview of his forthcoming
Reds On the Blackboard. He has lectured widely
on the subject of teacher unionism and the TU and
this book will feature a political view of the
Clarence Taylor joined the Baruch
College faculty in 2004. Prior to his appointment at
Baruch, Professor Taylor spent many years teaching
in the New York public school system.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, New
York, Clarence attended the public schools of East
New York and Canarsie. He received his undergraduate
degree from Brooklyn College and his M.A. from New
York University. Shortly after graduation from NYU,
Taylor began teaching in the New York City public
school system as a special education teacher. For
seven years, he worked at Junior High School 278 in
Marine Park, Brooklyn, with students who were
classified as emotionally disturbed, one of the most
challenging student populations in the system. In
1984 Taylor left JHS 278 and became a social studies
teacher at James Madison High School in Brooklyn.
While teaching there, he pursued his doctorate in
history at the Graduate School of the City
University of New York.
Taylor's Commitment to Civil
In 1991, Clarence received his Ph.D.
in American history and began teaching at Le Moyne
College in Syracuse, New York. He reworked his
dissertation into a book, The Black Churches of
Brooklyn from the 19th Century to the Civil Rights
Era, published by Columbia University Press in
1994. In 1996, Clarence became a member of the
History Department and the African-New World Studies
Program at Florida International University.
His second book, Knocking At Our
Own Door: Milton A. Galamison and the Struggle to
Integrate New York City Schools was published
by Columbia University Press in 1997, and in 2002,
his book Black Religious Intellectuals: The
Fight for Equality from Jim Crow to the 21st Century
was published by Routledge.
Clarence is also co-editor of
Civil Rights Since 1787: A Reader on the Black
Struggle (New York University Press, 2000)
which won the Gustavus Myers Prize in 2001.