campaign ad for Harlem CORE member Waverly Howard

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campaign ad for Harlem CORE member Waverly Howard

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Harlem CORE members

Description

This is a 1976 campaign ad for Harlem CORE member Waverly Howard.
The Harlem born and raised Howard was an associate member of the the chapter when it was still an integrationist organization. Here, he serves as an example of the Harlem CORE members who would go on to run for political office in New York running for State Assembly on the Democratic ticket. Although initially losing in the primaries to State Assemblyman Sheldon Silver, he would eventually find success as a local chairman of the Unity Party in getting Judge Bruce Wright ('Turn 'em Loose Bruce') elected to the New York State Supreme Court.
Howard left Harlem CORE over disagreements with Roy Innis and the direction CORE took after 1966. Although identified as a civil rights activist, he reflected Black Power 'leanings'. Harlem CORE member and nationalist Wendell Rachell served as his campaign manager. He also attended the National Black Political Conventions and was a member of New York Black Assembly's Brooklyn chapter.

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"campaign ad for Harlem CORE member Waverly Howard," in Harlem CORE, Item #148, http://harlemcore.com/omeka/items/show/148 (accessed September 19, 2019).