photo of Harlem CORE member James Peck, beaten for being a Freedom Rider

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photo of Harlem CORE member James Peck, beaten for being a Freedom Rider

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Harlem CORE members

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This is a photo of Harlem CORE member James Peck. He was 46 years old at the time.

According to Marv Rich, "After the first bus of Freedom Riders was burned in Anniston, Alabama, a second bus proceeded to Birmingham only to be met by a mob." This is where Peck was beaten. As a result, he required at least 53 stitches. He has become one of the most well known members not just of the Freedom Rides but of CORE.

My thanks to James Robinson and Sheila Michaels for confirming membership in CORE uptown.

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"photo of Harlem CORE member James Peck, beaten for being a Freedom Rider," in Harlem CORE, Item #183, http://harlemcore.com/omeka/items/show/183 (accessed August 18, 2018).