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fighting-jim-crow-in-the-county-of-kings.jpg
This is the cover to Dr. Brian Purnell's, 'Fighting Jim Crow in the County of Kings:The Congress of Racial Equality in Brooklyn (Civil Rights and the Struggle for Black Equality in the Twentieth Century)'.

The name of the boy in the photo is…

CORE_members_NYWTS.jpg
This is a Aug. 15, 1963 photo of Brooklyn CORE members walking to March on Washington. They are on Fort Hamilton Parkway in Brooklyn walking towards the 69th St. ferry.

On Aug. 15, 1963, a group of CORE members primarily from Brooklyn CORE…

sc eyes 2.mov
This is a 1968 film clip of Brooklyn CORE chairman Sonny Carson being interviewed by WABC News at the Ocean Hill-Brownsville school demonstration.

(source: Eyes on the Prize: Episode 9 "Power")

coremow.mov
This film clip shows the Brooklyn CORE group having finally arrived at the March on Washington. The CORE member holding the CORE NYC sign is currently unidentified.

MOWwalkers.jpg
This is a night photo of Brooklyn CORE members walking to March on Washington. At this time, it is unknown exactly how many members were in this group. Different newspaper articles state as many as 20 members may have participated while others count…

OWENS-obit.jpg
This is the photo used for the New York Times obituary of Brooklyn CORE chairman Major Owens who died on October 21, 2013. The photo is notable because in it he is speaking at an NAACP event.

The fact that Congressman Major Owens was ever a…

ali lamont.jpg
This is a photo of Ali Lamont of Brooklyn CORE. As a member of Brooklyn CORE's Black Power group, he served as personal bodyguard to chairman Sonny Carson. He is currently the head of the Committee to Honor Black Heroes.

arnie-construct.tiff
This is a photo of Arnie Goldwag (center, sitting, White male) and other members of Brooklyn CORE demonstrating at Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York on July 30, 1963. The demonstration was against racial discrimination in the…

AP630705191.jpg
This is a photo of Brooklyn CORE member Arnie Goldwag being arrested at the Board of Education on July 5, 1963. The other members of CORE in the photo are currently unidentified.
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