photo of Marjorie Leeds and Dr. Barabara Wallace, Brooklyn CORE

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Title

photo of Marjorie Leeds and Dr. Barabara Wallace, Brooklyn CORE

Subject

Brooklyn CORE members

Description

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 lack of sanitation pick up in the Black areas of Brooklyn.

Marjorie Leeds is the wife of Brooklyn CORE chairman Ollie Leeds. Originally known as Marjorie Rothschild Ansorge she came from an upper middle class background. Even though she was related to ‘wealthy Southern jews’*, the Rothschilds, she had to work at an early age due to difficulties in her immediate family. She got involved with the unions and organizing in the 1940’s and was a member of Marxist oriented groups.

Brian Purnell, 'A Movement Grows in Brooklyn: The Civil Rights and Black Power Movements in Brooklyn'

Source

Rioghan Kirchner Collection

Publisher

Brooklyn Public Library

Date

1962

Coverage

Brooklyn CORE, 1962

Files

Collection

Citation

“photo of Marjorie Leeds and Dr. Barabara Wallace, Brooklyn CORE,” corenyc.org, accessed November 18, 2017, http://corenyc.org/omeka/items/show/217.