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This is a 1968 flyer for Harlem CORE rally to protest Columbia University's plans for expansion. The list of speakers is a who's who of Harlem's Black leadership. Most interesting among the names is Louis Farrakhan who was then the minister of the…

This is a 1971 photo of Roy Innis with Queen Mother Moore taken at that year's annual convention which was held in Harlem.
Moore, one of the most respected figures of the civil rights and Black Power movements was not only a member of Marcus…

This is a photo of Harlem CORE chairman Marshall England speaking in front of the Teresa Hotel on the corner of 125th street and 7th ave. in Harlem.
I do not know when the photo was taken, but I believe this is from the very late 1960's or the…

This is a 1967 photo of Harlem CORE member Bob Harris (standing) at a CORE Black Power seminar. He is clearly functioning as security for the event. At the time, he was also a New York City police officer (NYPD). This was above board and known by…

This is a 1967 photo of Harlem CORE member Donald Elfe (center, dark suit) with Floyd McKissick (left, hand out stretched) , CORE's national director at the time. McKissick took over the position James Farmer initiating CORE's Black Power…

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 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 1970 newspaper photo of Harlem legend Basil Paterson. Like Percy Sutton, he was in house attorney for Harlem CORE, member of the Advisory Board and the the chairman of Harlem's NAACP.

As a member of the Gang of Four (Harlem's…

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.