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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…

This is a photo of New York CORE member Sheila Michaels.
A member of the chapter both downtown and uptown she was involved in some of its early housing protests with Gladys Harrington. Shee also participated in the Route 40 Freedom Rides.

She…

This is a photo of Robert Gore of the national CORE office. Gore, like Bayard Rustin and George Houser, was a pacifist who originally came from the Fellowship of Reconciliation. He served as associate community relations director under Marv Rich in…


This is a July 10, 1963 photo of Brooklyn CORE member MIneral Bramletter being arrested at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center demonstration. Brooklyn CORE initiated this demonstration as part of a city wide CORE campaign protesting the lack of…

This is a 1962 newspaper photo of East River CORE chairman Blyden Jackson, with his wife at the time, Carmel Jackson. At the time the photo was taken he was the chairman of the New Haven, CT chapter of CORE. He also participated in the Route 40…

This is a photo of East River CORE member Karin Berg. In 1963, when Harlem CORE member Blyden Jackson lost to Marshall England in the election for Harlem CORE chairman, he and other Harlem CORE members split and formed their own CORE chapter, East…

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…

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 arrest photo for CCNY CORE member Morton Slater as a Freedom Rider. He also participated in the Route 40 Freedom Rides.

from Eric Etheridge's 'Breach Of Peace':
"In the first offenders camp at Parchman, I found myself next to an…