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kochiyama + malcolm x.jpg
This is a photo of 7 Arts CORE member Yuri Kochiyama (left page, glasses, black dress) cradling the head of Malcolm X just after he had been assassinated at the Audubon Ballroom on February 21, 1965.

The photo speaks to just how involved…

the east front mural
This is a collection of photos of and articles on the EAST, the cultural nationalist organization founded by Jitu Weusi (among others). I am including it here for several reasons: - as I have argued previously, the EAST in many ways represents a…

fatima.tiff
This is a photo of Northwest New York CORE member Fatima Cortez Todd who was then known as Cathy Cortez. She is the daughter of the chapter’s chairman Marie Witherspoon.

Besides participating in Northwest NY CORE activities, she worked with CORE…

rafael pic1.jpg
This is a photo of Rafael Martinez who was a member of both Harlem CORE and Bronx CORE. In it, he is holding a photo of himself as a young man at about the age he would have been when he was in CORE. He served in the Army’s tank division during the…

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…

whitney young + mckissick.tiff
This is a 1968 photo of CORE's national chairman Floyd Mckissick (left) with the Urban League's executive director Whitney Young (right).

The photo was taken at CORE' national convention that July in Columbus, Ohio. Young's presence there was…

roy innis jet
This is the cover to the May 1973 issue of Jet Magazine which featured CORE national chairman Roy Innis on the cover.

The fact that he was on the cover speaks to his national prominence, influence and significance as a leader in the Black…

shanker1.jpg
This is a photo of Al Shanker (White, glasses, coat and tie, center bottom, hand raised) with Bayard Rustin (Black, center bottom). The photo speaks to not just his role as the president of the United Federation of Teachers (UFT)
but the fact…

david gilbert pic.tiff
This is a photo of Columbia University CORE member David Gilbert (center, on the microphone). In the photo he is shown helping to lead the student rebellion that seized the campus of Columbia University in 1968. At the time, he was as a leader of the…
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