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beverly leeds1.jpg
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.

bkcore-boe2.tif
This is a 1962 photo of the Bibulds and other Brooklyn CORE members sitting in at the Board of Education. The sit-in lasted a week.

sol carson pic.tif
This is a 1968 photo of Bronx CORE chairman Sol Herbert (front, stripped shirt) and Brooklyn CORE chairman Sonny Carson (back). Both men led their chapters to secede from CORE over the election of Roy Innis as national director.

Before becoming…

BK CORE walking.tiff
This is a 1962 photo of Brooklyn CORE members at the Ebingers demonstration. From left to right: Dr. Barbara Wallace (Black, female), Eduardo Standard (Black, male), Dr. Barbara Weeks (Black, female), Claire Toombs (White, female), Ben Brown (Black,…

ali lamont jr. pic.tiff
This is a photo of Brooklyn CORE chairman Ali Lamont, Jr. According to the article the photo was taken from he was 29 years old at the time.

Originally a member of the Nation of Islam, he became of member of Brooklyn CORE out of his…

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…

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…

sonny carson edu.jpeg
This is a photo of Brooklyn CORE chairman Sonny Carson and Thomas Hicks on the set of the film, 'The Education of Sonny Carson'. Hicks played the younger version of Sonny Carson in the film.

bkcore bury.tiff
This is a 1962 photo of Brooklyn CORE demonstrating at the White House in Washington, D.C.

The chapter along with approximately 150 other CORE members from the eastern seaboard picketed for 24 hours between September 22 and 23 in support of…

adelman2-2.tif
This is a September 15, 1962 photo of Brooklyn CORE members dumping trash on the steps of Brooklyn's Borough Hall as part of the chapter's Operation Cleansweep. The Brooklyn CORE in the photo are currently unidentified.
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