photo of Harlem CORE chairman Leonard DeChamps at Harlem CORE's annual Christmas celebration

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Title

photo of Harlem CORE chairman Leonard DeChamps at Harlem CORE's annual Christmas celebration

Subject

Harlem CORE chairmen

Description

This is a photo of Harlem CORE chairman Leonard DeChamps surrounded by children at a Harlem CORE annual Christmas celebration.

DeChamps before becoming Harlem CORE chairman in the 1970's was the head of CORE's youth affiliate, the Students Congress of Racial Equality (SCORE), a group originally founded by Harlem CORE member Tony Spencer in the early 1960's.

DeChamps was quoted in an April 13, 1968 article in the New York Times as stating, "The purpose of SCORE is to get Black youth who now have nothing to do but wander in the streets to get more than a job, to contribute to the economic institutions of America. It's to develop Black leadership that will save the country."

Harlem CORE member Kenneth T. Simmons helped head up SCORE.

Creator

Austin Hansen

Source

Schomburg Library/ Austin Hansen collection

Publisher

Schomburg Library

Rights

Austin Hansen

Format

image, .jpeg

Type

image

Coverage

Harlem

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Citation

Austin Hansen, "photo of Harlem CORE chairman Leonard DeChamps at Harlem CORE's annual Christmas celebration," in Harlem CORE, Item #180, http://harlemcore.com/omeka/items/show/180 (accessed November 19, 2019).