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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 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…

This is a 2010 photo of Brooklyn CORE member Jitu Weusi at his office in Brooklyn. Besides the work he does organizing the annual African Street Festival and Kwannzaa celebrations (both legacies of his work with The East), he is the Executive…

This is a photo of Brooklyn CORE member Arnie Goldwag being arrested at the Board of Education on July 5, 1963. The other members of CORE in the photo are currently unidentified.