photo and papers of Harlem CORE chairman Clarence Funnye, PhD (1964-1965)

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Title

photo and papers of Harlem CORE chairman Clarence Funnye, PhD (1964-1965)

Subject

Harlem CORE chairmen

Description

This is a photo of Clarence Funnye, Harlem CORE chairman from 1964 to 1965. He is also the brother of Harlem CORE member Doris Innis (aka Doris Funnye) and brother in law to Harlem CORE chairman Roy Innis.
Like his sister, Clarence was a member of the chapter before they moved uptown. He was also at the center of the chapter's earliest housing protest campaigns. An integrationist, he became known for his role in achieving one of CORE's more notable successes, the TV Image Campaign, which forced corporations to include Blacks in their television advertisements, both behind and in front of the camera.
Clarence Funnye died in a plane crash in 1970. Included in t he links below his photo are letters and articles he wrote for various newspapers, a letter to and from New york City Mayor John Wagner, and a copy of his influential paper, "The Militant Black Social Workers and the Urban Hustle" published in 1969's 'Social Casework Journal'.

Creator

unknown photographer, Clarence Funnye

Source

Amsterdam News, New York Times. Chicago Defender

Publisher

Amsterdam News, New York Times, Chicago Defender

Date

1958, 1963, 1969

Contributor

Clarence Funnye

Rights

Clarence Funnye

Format

image/ .jpg, text/.pdf

Language

en

Type

.jpg, .pdf

Coverage

1958-1969

Citation

unknown photographer, Clarence Funnye, "photo and papers of Harlem CORE chairman Clarence Funnye, PhD (1964-1965) ," in Harlem CORE, Item #129, http://harlemcore.com/omeka/items/show/129 (accessed August 18, 2018).