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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…

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.

This is a May 17, 1960 photo of Harlem CORE member Darwin Bolden (Black male, front, glasses, hat). The former chairman of New York CORE when it was still in midtown, he remained an active member once the chapter moved uptown.

According to the…

This is the 1961 arrest photo for Harlem CORE member Abraham Bassford as a Freedom Rider. At the time , he was 24 years old and a college student in Staten Island. As a member of New York CORE, he was one of the earliest members of Harlem CORE and an…

This is the 1961 arrest photo for Mark Lane as a Freedom Rider in Jackson, Mississippi. 34 years old at the time, he was arrested with Percy Sutton. Both men not only represented Harlem CORE but many of the Freedom Riders, as well. He was the…

This is the arrest photo for Harlem CORE member Elizabeth Wykoff as a Freedom Rider in Jackson, Mississippi. At the time, she was 45 years old. According to Joanne Shane, Gladys Harrington's Executive Secretary, Wykoff " was very active and was…

This is a photo of Harlem CORE member James Peck standing next to fellow Freedom Rider Henry Thomas.

James Peck is an original member of CORE. His participation goes as far back as the original Journey of Reconciliation in 1947.

He was a…