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This is part three of a video of Harlem CORE member Ralph Poynter speaking at a rally about his wife, the currently incarcerated human rights attorney, Lynne Stewart.

This is part two of a video of Harlem CORE member Ralph Poynter speaking at a rally about his wife, the currently incarcerated human rights attorney, Lynne Stewart.

This is a video of Harlem CORE member Ralph Poynter speaking at a rally about his wife, the currently incarcerated human rights attorney, Lynne Stewart.

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…

"NYC CORE is disgusting. The entire chapter needs to be purged or better yet disaffiliated."

This is a 1962 evaluation by CORE official Mary Hamilton of the Harlem chapter of CORE. Hamilton, who was originally a member of the chapter both…

This is a 1965 newspaper photo of Harlem CORE member Cyril Harvey. At the time he was the chairman of the Employment Committee. During the day, he was a wholesale liquor salesman in Harlem.

Harvey is especially significant as he was seen as 'the…

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 the 1961 arrest photo for Harlem CORE member Frank Nelson as a Freedom Rider. As a member of New York CORE, he was an active member and one of the earliest members of the chapter when they transferred uptown.
He married fellow Freedom…

These are newspaper articles by Harlem CORE member Marlene Nadle. Originally a school teacher form Buffalo, Nadle was also one of the founding members of East River CORE.
A regular columnist for the Village Voice at the time, she has written what…

This is a photo of Harlem CORE member Mary Dennison (sitting). It was taken approximately 1970 at a CORE Christmas party at Harlem Hospital. At the time, she was the publicist for national CORE. The two adults standing behind her are unknown.