Strict Standards: Declaration of Tag::fieldIsUnique() should be compatible with Omeka_Record::fieldIsUnique($field, $value = NULL) in /home/ej7/harlemcore.com/omeka/application/models/Tag.php on line 0

Strict Standards: Declaration of Orderable::afterSaveForm() should be compatible with Omeka_Record_Mixin::afterSaveForm(&$post) in /home/ej7/harlemcore.com/omeka/application/models/Orderable.php on line 0

Strict Standards: Declaration of ExhibitTable::count() should be compatible with Omeka_Db_Table::count($params = Array) in /home/ej7/harlemcore.com/omeka/plugins/ExhibitBuilder/models/ExhibitTable.php on line 0

Strict Standards: Declaration of Omeka_Acl::addRole() should be compatible with Zend_Acl::addRole($role, $parents = NULL) in /home/ej7/harlemcore.com/omeka/application/libraries/Omeka/Acl.php on line 18
Harlem CORE | 2009 photo of Harlem CORE member Sheila Michaels
Strict Standards: Declaration of Omeka_View_Helper_Url::url() should be compatible with Zend_View_Helper_Url::url(array $urlOptions = Array, $name = NULL, $reset = false, $encode = true) in /home/ej7/harlemcore.com/omeka/application/helpers/Url.php on line 11

2009 photo of Harlem CORE member Sheila Michaels

All Titles

  • 2009 photo of Harlem CORE member Sheila Michaels

Dublin Core

Title

2009 photo of Harlem CORE member Sheila Michaels

Subject

Harlem CORE members

Description

This is a photo of Sheila Michaels, one of the earliest members of Harlem CORE once the chapter (known as New York CORE) moved up to 125th street. Like Susan Brownmiller and Susan Wells (among others) she was involved in some of the early housing protests with Gladys Harrington.
An active member, she was with the chapter up into 1963 when she went down to Mississippi to work on the Freedom Project. Like Brownmiller, she became a member of SNCC (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee) and stayed for an extended period on the Project in Mississippi.
Ms. Michaels has been my contact for the White members of Harlem CORE. She created an oral history archive of CORE and SNCC activists who live in NYC and within the tri-state area, an incredible resource for anyone doing this work. She was able to help me find the names of early members that would not have been documented in it were not for her archival work.
Ms. Michaels, again like Susan Brownmiller, is considered an early pioneer of the feminist movement, as well. She's credited with helping to bring the term 'Ms.' into mainstream usage. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ms.)

Date

2009

Type

image/jpeg

Coverage

new york city, 2009

Files

Collection

Citation

"2009 photo of Harlem CORE member Sheila Michaels," in Harlem CORE, Item #86, http://harlemcore.com/omeka/items/show/86 (accessed November 21, 2017).