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This is a 1976 photo of State Senator Sidney Von Luther, one of the first candidates CORE successfully ran for local office in New York City. He was elected State Senator in 1971, taking over the position from Basil Patterson. HC member Donald…

This is photo of Harlem CORE chairman Victor Solomon (right, turtleneck) at Harlem CORE's annual Christmas celebration.
Originally from Cuba, Solomon was Harlem CORE's only Latino chairman.

This is a photo of a protester holding a poster with the 'Blood Brothers' logo created by Harlem CORE member Tony Spencer. It depicts a White arm and a Black arm shaking hands over a graphic of the planet Earth. The women in the photo are unknown.

This is a 1968 photo of Harlem CORE member Omar Abu Ahmed (right, bald head) standing next to SNCC chairman H. Rap Brown (left, sunglasses).
As an active member of Harlem CORE, Ahmed attended the March on Washington. He was also a founding…

This is a 2010 photo of Harlem CORE member Bob Harris (middle, hat). He is surrounded by Minister Humza Al-Hafeez (left) and the minister's son (right).

Bob Harris was an active member from the time of Gladys Harrington to the early 1970's. He…

This is a 2010 photo of Harlem CORE member Owen Cahill. He joined because he thought it his duty as a Catholic. As an active member, he participated in the Route 40 Freedom Rides and Freedom Highways project and the 1964 school boycotts. He left…

This is a film clip from the 1963 CBS News special 'The Harlem Temper'. It contains footage of what I believe is the first Harlem CORE office on 125th street.
I am unable to identify the members shown here at this time.

This well known photo of (left to right) David Dinkins, Basil Patterson, Percy Sutton and Charles Rangel, often referred to as the Gang of Four, leaders of Harlem's legendary political machine, was taken by Harlem CORE member Tony Spencer.
Both…

This is a 1992 photo of Harlem CORE member Tony Spencer with the owner of the world famous Sylvia's Restaurant, Sylvia Woods. It is an example of his career as a politician and Harlem community leader.

He served as an aide for Basil Patterson…

This is the second part of Gladys Harrington's interview from the 1963 CBS News special 'The Harlem Temper'. Here, she discusses the differences between the nationalist groups at the time such as the Nation of Islam and Harlem CORE. What is most…