photo of CORE member Suze Rotolo on Bob Dylan album cover

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photo of CORE member Suze Rotolo on Bob Dylan album cover

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This is the cover to Bob Dylan's second album, 'The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan'. Next to Dylan is CORE member Suze Rotolo who regularly worked out of the national CORE office.
According to legend, Rotolo was not just his girlfriend at the time but his muse. She 'played a huge role in Dylan's political awakening. When they began dating Dylan was largely apolitical and his set consisted mostly of decades-old folk songs. Rotolo took him to CORE (The Congress of Racial Equality) meetings and taught him much about the civil rights movement.
Rotolo told Dylan about the brutal 1955 murder of Emmett Till, inspiring Dylan to write his early protest classic "The Death of Emmett Till." '

Rotolo was also featured in Martin Scorsese's documentary 'No Direction Home'.

(http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/suze-rotolo-bob-dylans-girlfriend-and-the-muse-behind-many-of-his-greatest-songs-dead-at-67-20110227)

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1963, new york city

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“photo of CORE member Suze Rotolo on Bob Dylan album cover,” corenyc.org, accessed April 8, 2020, http://corenyc.org/omeka/items/show/76.

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