photo of Harlem CORE member Cyril Harvey

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photo of Harlem CORE member Cyril Harvey

Description

This is a 1965 newspaper photo of Harlem CORE member Cyril Harvey. At the time he was the chairman of the Employment Committee. During the day, he was a wholesale liquor salesman in Harlem.

Harvey is especially significant as he was seen as 'the driving force' in a protest campaign against the Ballantine Beer Company which continued even after the West Essex chapter of CORE came to an agreement with Ballantine to discontinue the demonstrations. As a result, Harlem CORE was suspended at the beginning of 1965 for a month by the national CORE office. This came after a year where they were threatened at least twice with suspension for their participation on the 2nd school boycott of 1964 and the World's Fair Stall-In.

source: 'CORE Suspendes New York Chapter", Amsterdam News, Feb. 13, 1965

Date

1965

Coverage

1965, Harlem

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Citation

"photo of Harlem CORE member Cyril Harvey," in Harlem CORE, Item #197, http://harlemcore.com/omeka/items/show/197 (accessed September 19, 2018).