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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 1960 photo of New York CORE chairman Gladys Harrington (Black female) with James Peck (White male) and Rioghan Kirchner (White female). It was taken at that summer's 'Fast for Freedom' at the Statue of Liberty in support of the Woolworth…

This is a 1966 photo of Bernadine C. Wesley, Harlem CORE's first vice chairman. When she remarried, she became Bernadine Wesley Warren.
From a West Indian family, she was born in New York and raised in Harlem. An engineer, she was the chief…

This is a 1962 newspaper photo of Harlem CORE member Joanne Shane. At the time she worked directly under Gladys Harrington. As the de facto office manager, Shane handled much of the Harlem chapter's day to day administration and would have been the…

This is a 1992 photo of Harlem CORE member Tony Spencer with the owner of the world famous Sylvia's Restaurant, Sylvia Woods. It is an example of his career as a politician and Harlem community leader.

He served as an aide for Basil Patterson…

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…

This is a letter from Harlem CORE member J.W. Franklin, Jr. (also known as "Buddy") to the CORE national office complaining about Malcolm X coming to speak at one of Harlem CORE's general meetings for members and the public. Franklin at the time was…