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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…

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 the 1961 arrest photo for Claire Toombs as a Freedom Rider in Jackson, Mississippi. She also participated in the Route 40 Freedom Rides.

Originally from Maryland, Toombs and her sister became members of Brooklyn CORE. Claire was also…

This is the arrest photo for CORE member Jean Thompson as a Freedom Rider. She was on the very first trip. Originally a member of New Orleans CORE, she later moved to New York City, married CORE field secretary Moon Eng and became active in the…

This is a 1961 photo of Brooklyn CORE. Standing is Arnold Goldwag. To his right sitting is Rioghan Kirchner. The Black male sitting on the right side of the photo is Brooklyn CORE's chairman, Dr. Robert Palmer.

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 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…

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…

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…

This is a photo of an unknown protester at a Brooklyn CORE demonstration against the Board of Education.