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This is a night photo of Brooklyn CORE members walking to March on Washington. At this time, it is unknown exactly how many members were in this group. Different newspaper articles state as many as 20 members may have participated while others count…

This is a Aug. 15, 1963 photo of Brooklyn CORE members walking to March on Washington. They are on Fort Hamilton Parkway in Brooklyn walking towards the 69th St. ferry.

On Aug. 15, 1963, a group of CORE members primarily from Brooklyn CORE…

This film clip shows the Brooklyn CORE group having finally arrived at the March on Washington. The CORE member holding the CORE NYC sign is currently unidentified.

This is a photo of Brooklyn CORE chairman Major Owens. Originally from Tennessee, he got his B.A. from Morehouse College and received an M.S. degree from Atlanta University. When he came into Brooklyn CORE he was working as a librarian in the…

This is a 1965 photo of Brooklyn CORE chairman running for city councilman in Brooklyn. After Brooklyn CORE created a voter registration campaign it decided to keep the momentum going by turning it into an independent political campaign. Dubbed the…

This is a photo of Brooklyn CORE chairman Major Owens as a U.S. Congressman.

In 1974 he became a New York State Senator after losing his first political campaign for city councilman in 1965. He was elected to Congress in 1982 and served for 24…

This is a photo of Mickey Schwerner, founding member of Downtown CORE on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.

He was also one of the three field workers killed in Philadelphia, Mississippi, by the Ku Klux Klan in the summer of 1964 for his civil…

This is a photo of Rita Schwerner a founding member of Downtown CORE and the the wife of Mickey Schwerner. She also worked on the Mississppi Freedom Project.

Originally an English major at Queens College/CUNY, she went on to get a J.D. From…

This is a photo of Brooklyn CORE member Jitu Weusi.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, he was originally known as Leslie Campbell. He was a member of Brooklyn CORE from its earliest days, partially due to his father's friendship with chairman Ollie…

This is a 2010 photo of Brooklyn CORE member Jitu Weusi at his office in Brooklyn. Besides the work he does organizing the annual African Street Festival and Kwannzaa celebrations (both legacies of his work with The East), he is the Executive…