photo of Harlem CORE member Wendell Rachell

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Title

photo of Harlem CORE member Wendell Rachell

Subject

Harlem CORE members

Description

This is a photo of Harlem CORE member (approx. 1966-71) Wendell Rachell, in his apartment, in the early 1970's Lower East Side (NYC). He was on the Education Committee during the IS 201 protests which he also participated in. He also worked on 'Rights and Reviews' with distribution and circulation. This is an example of the 'rank and file'.

A revolutionary nationalist, his is a classic Black Power narrative. An orphan originally from Georgia, transplanted to Harlem and then the South Bronx, he was in and out of jail as a young man... frequently. He came into Harlem CORE from his last time in jail, 'did the Malcolm X' and became a life long NYC activist. He attended the vast majority of Black Power conventions, worked with Sonny Carson during the early 1970's, and was a member of the Brooklyn chapter of the National Black Political Assembly. At the same time, he specifically and purposely worked in multi-ethnic groups on the Lower East Side such as Por los Ninos and the Lower East Side Community Corporation . He eventually became a labor leader for his union local, CIvil Service Employees Association (CSEA).

Known among his crew in Harlem CORE as 'a righteous nigga', he is the primary inspiration for this research.

"It's not about hating White People, it's about hating the system..." -Wendell Rachell

Creator

unknown photographer

Source

LEJ Rachell

Date

early 1970's.

Rights

LEJ Rachell

Format

image/jpeg

Type

image

Coverage

Lower East Side, early 1970's.

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Original Format

photo

Physical Dimensions

638px × 566px

Files

Collection

Citation

unknown photographer, "photo of Harlem CORE member Wendell Rachell," in Harlem CORE, Item #33, http://harlemcore.com/omeka/items/show/33 (accessed June 20, 2019).