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This is a photo of Calvin Cobb, one of the founders of Suffolk County CORE and its first chairman. According to his obituary, his family were sharecroppers from South Carolina. A World War II veteran of the Air Force, he graduated from the City…

This is a photo of a Suffolk County CORE demonstration. In May, 1973, for example Suffolk CORE demonstrated not at the precinct but at the home of a detective who killed an unarmed Black child.

This is a photo of Long Island CORE member Jon Moscow as a college student. While an undergraduate at Reed College in Portland, Oregon, he helped the local Black Panther Party chapter set up its free Fred Hampton Memorial People’s Health Clinic…

This is a photo of Long Island CORE member Jon Moscow as a high school student. He was a member as early as 13 years old and participated in numerous actions including the summer of 1963 sit-ins at City Hall and Governor Rockefeller office. By 16,…

This is a 1959 photo of New York CORE member Evie Rich with her son, Gordon. She is walking the picket line in midtown Manhattan. According to the Amsterdam News, it was “the first major protest demonstration against airline job discrimination on…

This is an audio file of the song 'Jitu' by Pharoah Sanders from the album Shukuru. The song was named after Brooklyn CORE member Jitu Weusi. The photo* is of Weusi when he was still known as Leslie Campbell.

Pharoah Sanders was one of the many…

This is an audio clip of Brooklyn CORE member Arnie Goldwag speaking about working with Brooklyn CORE's Jitu Weusi after Goldwag had been pushed out of Brooklyn CORE because he was White.

In his oral history with New York CORE member Sheila…

This is the cover to the April 10, 1970 issue of Black News done by Brooklyn CORE member Jim 'Seitu' Dyson. The illustration depicts the growing narcotics problem in the Black community at the time.

Seitu was the graphic artist for the Black…

This is the cover to the Nov. 20, 1970 issue of Black News done by Brooklyn CORE member Jim 'Seitu' Dyson. The illustration is of Angela Davis of the Black Panther Party.

Seitu was the graphic artist for the Black News, the EAST's regular…

This is a photo of Brooklyn CORE member Jim 'Seitu' Dyson. He was one of the many Brooklyn CORE members that also were members of the EAST. A graphic artist, he did the majority of the covers for the EAST's newspaper, Black News.