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This is the arrest photo for Brooklyn CORE member Al Gordon as a Freedom Rider. He also participated in the Route 40 Freedom Rides.

A Holocaust survivor, he was working as a history teacher in a Brooklyn public school at the time of his arrest.…

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…

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This is a photo of CORE member Professor Ed Lewinson (center) walking with his seeing eye dog. Dubbed 'the man who can't see race' because he was blind, he was first a member of New York CORE. He left the chapter not long after it moved to Harlem…

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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")

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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.

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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.

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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…

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This is a 1964 photo of (left to right) Queens CORE chairman George Kaufman, Bronx CORE chairman Herb Callender and Brooklyn CORE chairman Isiah Brunson taken right before the World's Fair Stall-In. All three chapters, along with Harlem CORE,…

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This is a 1964 photo of Brooklyn CORE member Vivian Casey with Rev. Milton Galamison, leader of the 1964 City Wide School Boycott. Casey was assigned by Brooklyn CORE to be a secretary for Rev. Galamison in his role as the chairman of the Citywide…

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This is a 1996 photo of Vivian Manning Fox, formerly Vivian Casey of Brooklyn CORE. After leaving Brooklyn CORE, she became an associate director for the African American Institute and then executive director of the YWCA of the City of New York. …
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