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This is a July 27, 1967 of CORE field secretary Stuart Wechsler (center, White male) walking to court in Cambridge, Maryland for his July 25 arrest. Wechsler had been down from New York City working on CORE's Target City project in Baltimore.

This is a 2009 photo of the Reverend Wendell Foster taken at the Christ Church in the Bronx. He has been a pastor there for 42 years.
"In 1978, he became the first black elected city official in the Bronx, where he served for 24 years as a…

This is a mid 1960's photo of CORE member Wendell Foster.
Although he did not consider himself a member of any chapter, he was especially involved with New York CORE going back as far as the mid 1940's. Most notably, he played a central role in the…

This is a 1960 photo of New York CORE member Genevieve Hughes. She led the dime store boycott committee for the chapter during CORE's 1960 Woolworth's campaign.
A former financial analyst, she left Wall Street and went on to work full time as…

This is a photo of former New York CORE chairmen James Robinson(White man, glasses and picket sign) and Darwin Bolden (Black man, pork pie hat). Harlem CORE was originally referred to as New York CORE when the chapter was located on 42nd.…

This is a 1965 photo of Lula Farmer (center) with her husband James Farmer, founding member of CORE and its national director at the time. Their daughter, Abbey, is seated to the left. The second photo includes their other daughter, Tami (black…

This is a 1960 photo of New York CORE chairman Gladys Harrington (Black female) with James Peck (White male) and Rioghan Kirchner (White female). It was taken at that summer's 'Fast for Freedom' at the Statue of Liberty in support of the Woolworth…

This is film footage of New York CORE's 1961 Statue of Liberty protest in support of the southern Freedom Riders. This occurred just a few months before the chapter moved up to 125th street.

from the Digital Library of Georgia website:
"In 1961…

This is a photo of Gladys Harrington and James Peck under the Statue of Liberty, taken during New York CORE's 'Fast For Freedom' protests in support of the southern Woolworth's boycotts. Gladys Harrington at the time was chairman of New York CORE.…

from the Digital Library of Georgia website:
"In this WSB newsfilm clip from February 13, 1960, demonstrators with the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) picket a F.W. Woolworth store and a S.H. Kress store in support of the North Carolina student…