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This is a 1975 photo of New York CORE member Lucy Komisar. A member of the chapter when they were downtown, she continued to work in the chapter until mid 1962. She was also a Freedom Rider, for which she was arrested in December of 1961.
She also…

This is a photo of Brooklyn CORE chairman Sam Pinn (right, dark suit, glasses) with Jitu Weusi (middle left, dashiki, glasses). To his left is former city councilman Al Vann (white suit) who with Weusi was one of the co-founders of the Afro-American…

This is a document from the Federal Bureau of Investigation's COINTELPRO program that discusses plans to attempt to convince Herman Ferguson, former education chairman of South Jamaica CORE, that Charles 37X Kenyatta, leader of the Harlem Mau Mau,…

This is a 1967 photo of Charles 37X Kenyatta (left, helmet) and South Jamaica CORE's education chairman Herman Ferguson (right, shades, coat and tie). The photo was taken at the 2nd Black Power Conference in Newark, New Jersey.
Both are former…

This is a July 22, 1967 photo of East River CORE chairman Omar Abu Ahmed (white shirt, bald head) seated next to Gloria Richardson, leader of the Cambridge movement, at the 2nd National Black Power Conference in Newark, New Jersey.

Ahmed, one of…

This is a January 1965 letter from the Organization of Afro-American Unity to CORE's national director James Farmer in support of his actions with the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party. It is signed by Malcolm X.

This is a September 20, 1962 article by Bob Gore from the national CORE office on the debate between Bayard Rustin and Malcolm X at the Community Church in Manhattan earlier that month.

Gore served as associate community relations director…

This is the audio of Bayard Rustin debating Malcolm X in November of 1960 on WBAI radio in New York City.

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This is a October 30, 1961 photo of Bayard Rustin (seated left) and Malcolm X (standing) at their Howard University. debate. Seated to the right is Michael Winston, the debate moderator.

This is a film clip of Bayard Rustin debating Malcolm X at the Community Church in Manhattan on January 23, 1962. It is not the entire debate but clips of the debate.

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