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ollie leeds.jpg
This is a photo of the second Brooklyn CORE chairman Ollie Leeds (Black).

Leed's parents were from Grenada. He spent 3 1/2 years in the Army and was a decorated WWII veteran. He was also an early member of the Negro History Association.

He…

marjorie leeds 1.jpg
This is a photo of Brooklyn CORE members Marjorie Leeds (forefront, White female) and Dr. Barbara Wallace (background, Black female, sun glasses). The photo was taken the day Brooklyn CORE dumped trash on the steps of Borough Hall to protest the…

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.

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…

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…

black news2.jpeg
This is the cover to the April 10, 1970 issue of Black News done by Brooklyn CORE member Jim 'Seitu' Dyson. The illustration depicts the growing narcotics problem in the Black community at the time.

Seitu was the graphic artist for the Black…

black news1.jpeg
This is the cover to the Nov. 20, 1970 issue of Black News done by Brooklyn CORE member Jim 'Seitu' Dyson. The illustration is of Angela Davis of the Black Panther Party.

Seitu was the graphic artist for the Black News, the EAST's regular…

seitu pic.tiff
This is a photo of Brooklyn CORE member Jim 'Seitu' Dyson. He was one of the many Brooklyn CORE members that also were members of the EAST. A graphic artist, he did the majority of the covers for the EAST's newspaper, Black News.

fighting-jim-crow-in-the-county-of-kings.jpg
This is the cover to Dr. Brian Purnell's, 'Fighting Jim Crow in the County of Kings:The Congress of Racial Equality in Brooklyn (Civil Rights and the Struggle for Black Equality in the Twentieth Century)'.

The name of the boy in the photo is…

BK CORE office pic.tiff
This is a photo of the Brooklyn CORE store front office.
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