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This is a description of a panel on crime in the Black community from CORE's 1971 national convention that was held in Harlem. A highlight of the panel was the plan on prison reform delivered by Harlem CORE member Wendell Rachell.

Rachell…

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 photo of Harlem CORE member Gloria Bouknight as a fashion model. After leaving CORE, Ms. Bouknight went on to work as a model and designer in the fashion industry including a stint working on 'Tony Brown's Black Journal', one of the…

This is a 1963 photo of Harlem CORE member Gloria Bouknight at the Harlem hospital demonstration. This is one of the most well known photos of a civil rights demonstration in New York City. Often reproduced on covers and in books on the movement,…

This is the 1961 arrest photo for CORE member Gloria Bouknight as a Freedom Rider in Jackson, Mississippi. Originally from the South, she lived in New York after the rides and was roommates with Sheila Michaels. She served as chair of the…

This is a xeroxed photo of Doris Innis, aka Doris Funnye, Harlem CORE member from its earliest days to its last.
Not only was she the wife of Harlem CORE chairman Roy Innis, she was the sister of the previous Harlem CORE chairman, Clarence…

This is a photo of Harlem CORE's 1963 sit-in at the New York City office of Governor Nelson Rockefeller. Here they have ended their hunger strike.
The original caption lists those in the photo as, left to right: Raymond Gardner, Vicki Morris,…

This is a photo of a CORE member being arrested for their participation in the protest at the office of New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller. The CORE member is unidentified.

This is a 1967 photo of Harlem CORE member Donald Elfe (center, dark suit) with Floyd McKissick (left, hand out stretched) , CORE's national director at the time. McKissick took over the position James Farmer initiating CORE's Black Power…

This is a photo of Harlem CORE members Joe Jackson (Black male) and Eva Kerr (White female, glasses, short hair) dancing together. It was taken at the home of Harlem CORE member Wendell Rachell in the early 1970's. (the second woman with the long…