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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 Travis Britt as a Freedom Rider. He was one of the three principal investigators (along with Joanne Shane, who he was dating at the time) for the Freedom Highways project and participated in the…

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 the 1961 arrest photo for Harlem CORE member Ruth Moskowitz as a Freedom Rider in Jackson, Mississippi. At the time, she was 25 years old.

Originally from Brooklyn, she first joined CORE as a Freedom Rider and served a few weeks in jail…

This is the 1961 arrest photo for Harlem CORE Mary Hamilton as a Freedom Rider in Jackson, Mississippi. At the time, she was 25 years old.

A Black woman, she would joke that she was 'light enough to pass' in her oral history interview when…

This is a photo of Harlem CORE member Susan Wells and her husband, John, in their Manhattan apartment. Susan was a member of the Executive Committee and served as the executive secretary for Gladys Harrington.
She joined CORE when she was…


This is a photo of Dr. Evelyn Rich, PhD (more commonly known as Evie Rich) and her husband Marv Rich. Mrs. Rich was an early member of New York CORE from the mid-1950's and stayed with the chapter briefly after it moved to Harlem. Marv was…