Charles' Career in Brooklyn
After Charles spent time in Ohio as a teacher, he moved to Brooklyn, NY to become the principal of a black school in Clinton Hill. During his time in Brooklyn he spoke out about his opinions on situations that were occurring in the Brooklyn communities. He voiced his opinions about police brutality and the riots that were occuring throughout the city. He frequently attended meetings of the Executive Committee of the Protective League of Citizens of New York where he spoke out and defended the black community. Not only did he frequent these meetings, he also served on the board of the Brooklyn Literary Union and was a member of Brooklyn’s “Colored 400”. Charles was a principal in both a pupal school and a public school during his time in Brooklyn.