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This is an audio clip of Brooklyn CORE member Arnie Goldwag speaking about working with Brooklyn CORE's Jitu Weusi after Goldwag had been pushed out of Brooklyn CORE because he was White.

In his oral history with New York CORE member Sheila…

This is an audio file of the song 'Jitu' by Pharoah Sanders from the album Shukuru. The song was named after Brooklyn CORE member Jitu Weusi. The photo* is of Weusi when he was still known as Leslie Campbell.

Pharoah Sanders was one of the many…

This is a 1962 photo of Beverly Leeds (Black girl with sign, right side), the daughter of Brooklyn CORE members Ollie and Marjorie Leeds. The photo was taken at the Ebinger's demonstration.

This is a photo of Brooklyn CORE members Marjorie Leeds (forefront, White female) and Dr. Barbara Wallace (background, Black female, sun glasses). The photo was taken the day Brooklyn CORE dumped trash on the steps of Borough Hall to protest the…

This is a photo of the second Brooklyn CORE chairman Ollie Leeds (Black).

Leed's parents were from Grenada. He spent 3 1/2 years in the Army and was a decorated WWII veteran. He was also an early member of the Negro History Association.

He…

This is a July 19, 1963 photo of Brooklyn CORE members Elaine Bilbuld (Black woman, lower left hand corner) and Prof. Ed Lewinson (White male, seated center) before they were arrested at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center demonstration. Elaine Bilbuld…

This is a July 19, 1963 photo of Brooklyn CORE member Jerome Bilbuld being arrested at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center demonstration. This photo illustrates the CORE technique of 'going limp' when arrested.

He was married to Brooklyn CORE…

This is a 1963 photo of Brooklyn CORE member Mike Zapata. He is shown as part of the Freedom Walkers group that walked from Brooklyn to the March on Washington.
He is also referred to as Ismael Zapata in newspaper articles and photos from the…

This is a photo of Brooklyn CORE member Lawrence Cumberbatch. It highlights the fact that he became a successful lawyer still living in Brooklyn.

He received his J.D. from NYU Law School where he was also president of the Black Law Students…

This is a photo of Brooklyn CORE member Larry Cumberbatch as a 19 years old college student.

According to Cumberbatch, he joined when he was 16 years old and was arrested during his first demonstration at SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He has…