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This is a 1962 photo of Brooklyn CORE members Rioghan Kirchner (White) and Dr. Barbara Wallace (Black) being arrested at the Ebingers Bakery demonstration.

Wallace also participated in the Route 40 Freedom Rides.

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…

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…
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.

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…

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…

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…

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…
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