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jeanthompson.jpg
This is the arrest photo for CORE member Jean Thompson as a Freedom Rider. She was on the very first trip. Originally a member of New Orleans CORE, she later moved to New York City, married CORE field secretary Moon Eng and became active in the…

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…

jitu_pic.tiff
This is a photo of Brooklyn CORE member Jitu Weusi.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, he was originally known as Leslie Campbell. He was a member of Brooklyn CORE from its earliest days, partially due to his father's friendship with chairman Ollie…

BK CORE BOE sitin.tiff
This is a photo of Brooklyn CORE members sitting in at Gov. Rockefeller's New York City office on July 11, 1963. The sit in was initiated by Harlem CORE the day before.

From left: Edwin Lewinson (sitting with dog), ; Alex Passikoff (White male…

mineral bramletter.tiff

This is a July 10, 1963 photo of Brooklyn CORE member MIneral Bramletter being arrested at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center demonstration. Brooklyn CORE initiated this demonstration as part of a city wide CORE campaign protesting the lack of…

arnie for website.mp3
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…

jitu.mp3
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…

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This is a photo of Brooklyn CORE chairman Major Owens as a U.S. Congressman.

In 1974 he became a New York State Senator after losing his first political campaign for city councilman in 1965. He was elected to Congress in 1982 and served for 24…

majorowens speaks.tiff
This is a 1965 photo of Brooklyn CORE chairman running for city councilman in Brooklyn. After Brooklyn CORE created a voter registration campaign it decided to keep the momentum going by turning it into an independent political campaign. Dubbed the…

majorowens 1968.tiff
This is a photo of Brooklyn CORE chairman Major Owens. Originally from Tennessee, he got his B.A. from Morehouse College and received an M.S. degree from Atlanta University. When he came into Brooklyn CORE he was working as a librarian in the…
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