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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 photo of Harlem CORE's 1963 City Hall sit-in. It is the second day of a hunger strike.
Seated on the right side is Stu Wechsler (White, glasses, second in line). At the time he was a member of New York CORE but had also been a member of…

This is a photo of Harlem CORE's sit-in at City Hall during the summer of 1963. It was part of a larger series of campaigns initiated around the construction industry. At issue was the use of government funds by construction companies that would not…

This is a photo of Harlem CORE's 1963 sit-in at the New York City office of Governor Nelson Rockefeller. In conjunction with the protests at City Hall, they are also participating in a hunger strike.
The original caption lists those in the photo…

This is a photo of Harlem CORE's 1963 sit-in at the New York City office of Governor Nelson Rockefeller. Here they have ended their hunger strike.
The original caption lists those in the photo as, left to right: Raymond Gardner, Vicki Morris,…