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This is a 1979 photo of Harlem CORE chairman (front, glasses, White coat, Black female) walking in Harlem with New York City's Mayor Ed Koch (White male, bald, front second to left) among others.

At the time, Parker was the assistant to…

This is a description of a panel on crime in the Black community from CORE's 1971 national convention that was held in Harlem. A highlight of the panel was the plan on prison reform delivered by Harlem CORE member Wendell Rachell.

Rachell…

This is a 2013 interview with Harlem CORE member Sheila Michaels about fellow member Mary Hamilton. The story focuses on Mary Hamilton's Supreme Court case which forced the courts to address Blacks by their last names. At the time it was customary…

This is a photo of Harlem CORE member Gloria Bouknight as a fashion model. After leaving CORE, Ms. Bouknight went on to work as a model and designer in the fashion industry including a stint working on 'Tony Brown's Black Journal', one of the…

This is a 1963 photo of Harlem CORE member Gloria Bouknight at the Harlem hospital demonstration. This is one of the most well known photos of a civil rights demonstration in New York City. Often reproduced on covers and in books on the movement,…

This is the 1961 arrest photo for CORE member Gloria Bouknight as a Freedom Rider in Jackson, Mississippi. Originally from the South, she lived in New York after the rides and was roommates with Sheila Michaels. She served as chair of the…

This is a 1969 photo of Harlem CORE chairman Jerome Smith (center). To his right, standing, is Waverly Yates, then the Northeast Regional chair. To his left, sitting is Long Island CORE chairman Lamar Cox. The meeting was in response to the…

This is a photo of Harlem CORE vice chairman James Howard (front, covering face) and Bronx CORE member of Rupert Boynes (hat, beard). They are doing the ‘perp walk’ after having been arrested for kidnapping, assault and unlawful imprisonment.…

This is a 1963 photo of Harlem CORE chairman Gladys Harrington with Herman Ferguson (far right). To her left is Merle Stewart, to her right is legendary NYC disc jockey Hal Jackson, a friend of the Harlem CORE. His name also appears on the…

This is a xeroxed photo of Doris Innis, aka Doris Funnye, Harlem CORE member from its earliest days to its last.
Not only was she the wife of Harlem CORE chairman Roy Innis, she was the sister of the previous Harlem CORE chairman, Clarence…