photo of New York CORE member Evie Rich

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Title

photo of New York CORE member Evie Rich

Subject

New York CORE members

Description

This is a 1959 photo of New York CORE member Evie Rich with her son, Gordon. She is walking the picket line in midtown Manhattan. According to the Amsterdam News, it was “the first major protest demonstration against airline job discrimination on flight crews”. At the time, the number of Black stewardesses and pilots on any of the major airlines was virtually nil. In the end, the campaign was unsuccessful. Rich had served as chairman of the employment committee for New York CORE.

Source

Cracking The Color Line

Publisher

Congress of Racial Equality

Date

October 3, 1959

Coverage

New York, 1959

Files

Citation

“photo of New York CORE member Evie Rich ,” corenyc.org, accessed August 20, 2017, http://corenyc.org/omeka/items/show/296.