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This is a photo of Queens CORE member Mandola McPherson. In 1967, she was one of the members of the Jamaica Rifle and Pistol Club, Inc. ‘charged with conspiracy to commit arson and anarchy as part of an alleged “black revolutionary” plot’.…

This is a video clip of a 2007 NY1 news story on the controversy which surrounded the naming of a street after Brooklyn CORE chairman Sonny Carson in Bedford Stuyvesant.

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This is a 1968 photo of Bronx CORE chairman Sol Herbert (front, stripped shirt) and Brooklyn CORE chairman Sonny Carson (back). Both men led their chapters to secede from CORE over the election of Roy Innis as national director.

Before becoming…

This is a photo of Ali Lamont of Brooklyn CORE. As a member of Brooklyn CORE's Black Power group, he served as personal bodyguard to chairman Sonny Carson. He is currently the head of the Committee to Honor Black Heroes.

This is a 1968 film clip of Brooklyn CORE chairman Sonny Carson being interviewed by WABC News at the Ocean Hill-Brownsville school demonstration.

(source: Eyes on the Prize: Episode 9 "Power")

This is a photo of the book 'The Education of Sonny Carson', (hard cover, first edition, signed by members of Brooklyn CORE and Sonny Carson).

Photo shot at the offices of the Committee to Honor Black Heroes. My thanks to Ali Lamont.

This is a 1964 photo of Bronx CORE chairman Herb Callender.
A union leader in a Ford auto plant, he was one of the original 1961 Freedom Riders. The case that resulted from his particpation, Herbert E. Callender v. Florida, went all the way to the…