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This is a photo of Harlem CORE member James Peck. He was 46 years old at the time.

According to Marv Rich, "After the first bus of Freedom Riders was burned in Anniston, Alabama, a second bus proceeded to Birmingham only to be met by a mob."…

This is photo of Harlem CORE chairman Victor Solomon (right, turtleneck) at Harlem CORE's annual Christmas celebration.
Originally from Cuba, Solomon was Harlem CORE's only Latino chairman.

This is a photo of Harlem CORE chairman Leonard DeChamps surrounded by children at a Harlem CORE annual Christmas celebration.

DeChamps before becoming Harlem CORE chairman in the 1970's was the head of CORE's youth affiliate, the Students…

This is a photo of a protester holding a poster with the 'Blood Brothers' logo created by Harlem CORE member Tony Spencer. It depicts a White arm and a Black arm shaking hands over a graphic of the planet Earth. The women in the photo are unknown.

This is a clip of former New York City mayor Rudy Guiliani's video message to CORE's 25th Anniversary Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Award Ceremony.
Again, this is yet another example of the 180 degree turn that CORE has made politically since the…

This is the 1961 arrest photo for Harlem CORE member Travis Britt as a Freedom Rider. He was one of the three principal investigators (along with Joanne Shane, who he was dating at the time) for the Freedom Highways project and participated in the…

This is a 2010 photo of Harlem CORE member Owen Cahill. He joined because he thought it his duty as a Catholic. As an active member, he participated in the Route 40 Freedom Rides and Freedom Highways project and the 1964 school boycotts. He left…

This is a 1972 photo of Harlem CORE member Tony Spencer. He is also the son of Harlem CORE chairman Gladys Harrington. This is information that I did not find anywhere in the records or documentation of New York CORE or Harlem CORE. It came about…

This is the second part of Gladys Harrington's interview from the 1963 CBS News special 'The Harlem Temper'. Here, she discusses the differences between the nationalist groups at the time such as the Nation of Islam and Harlem CORE. What is most…

This is an interview of the first Harlem CORE chairman, Gladys Harrington. It is from a 1963 CBS News special 'The Harlem Temper'.

One of the negative criticisms of Harrington's tenure was the chapter did not do much in Harlem. Most of their…