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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 1979 photo of Harlem CORE chairman (front, glasses, White coat, Black female) walking in Harlem with New York City's Mayor Ed Koch (White male, bald, front second to left) among others.

At the time, Parker was the assistant to…

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 1969 photo of Harlem CORE chairman Jerome Smith (center). To his right, standing, is Waverly Yates, then the Northeast Regional chair. To his left, sitting is Long Island CORE chairman Lamar Cox. The meeting was in response to the…

This is a photo of Harlem CORE vice chairman James Howard (front, covering face) and Bronx CORE member of Rupert Boynes (hat, beard). They are doing the ‘perp walk’ after having been arrested for kidnapping, assault and unlawful imprisonment.…

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 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 1963 City Hall sit-in.

On the left side of the photo sitting with his back to the gate, facing the camera and holding a sign that says, 'Mayor Wagner, jobs in construction for all NOW!!' is Long Island CORE member…