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This is a 1962 photo of of Harlem CORE member Velma Hill (front row corner, glasses) with her husband Norm Hill (front row, suit). At the time, they were being arrested for their participation in a demonstration against the Board of Education in…

"NYC CORE is disgusting. The entire chapter needs to be purged or better yet disaffiliated."

This is a 1962 evaluation by CORE official Mary Hamilton of the Harlem chapter of CORE. Hamilton, who was originally a member of the chapter both…

This is the 1961 arrest photo for CORE founder James Farmer, PhD, as a Freedom Rider in Jackson, Mississippi. At the time, he was the National Director for CORE and 41 years old.
CORE was the original sponsor of the Freedom RIdes, an evolution…

This is a 1964 letter from former CORE national chairman, Charles Oldham, to James Farmer, CORE's National Director, suggesting Harlem CORE be penalized for its dissent in supporting Brooklyn CORE's Stall-In campaign at that year's World's Fair in…

These are Department of Justice documents indicating that CORE was under daily surveillance. They show that on any given day, the DOJ were keeping tabs on CORE demonstrations across the United States in 1963. New York on some days would have as many…

These are the first two pages of the FBI's COINTELPRO (counter intelligence program) report. I have included these two pages because they show how the FBI categorized CORE as a Black extremist organization/ hate group and thereby a threat to the…

A photo of the CORE magazine cover from 1970. This was their national newsletter/magazine after Innis took power. James Farmer, Floyd McKissick and Innis, the Black national chairmen of CORE are shown here on red, black and green background, the…

This pdf. document contains xeroxed copies of the table of contents page from each of the Rights and Reviews magazines (5 total). These pages demonstrate how Harlem CORE officials also worked as national CORE officials (or vice versa), sometimes…

This chart explains CORE's plan to create a Black Board of Education, an evolution of Harlem CORE's 1967 attempt to create an independent Board of Education for Harlem), as presented to and accepted by the 1972 National Black Political Convention.

This is a pamphlet given out at the 1967 National Conference on Black Power, a historic gathering of leaders in the Black Power movement. It contains National CORE Director Floyd Mckissick's speech to the gathering. It marks a strong shift to Black…