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This is a 1968 photo of Long Island CORE chairman Mel Jackson.

This is a 1968 photo of Long Island CORE chairman Lamar Cox. He became chairman in 1968 after succeeding Mel Jackson.

This is a 1966 photo of Long Island CORE chairman Dan Hester. A long time member, he had served under chairmen Lincoln Lynch, Mel Jackson and Lamar Cox before becoming chairman himself in 1970. He remained chairman throughout the 1970's. At the time…

This is a 1967 photo of Long Beach CORE chairman James Graydon.

This is a 1969 photo of Long Beach CORE chairman James Graydon (Black). He is looking over a series of articles on poverty with a Newsday editor and a local poverty worker.

This is a 1969 photo of Long Beach CORE chairman Robert Gray. At the time he was 17 years old. He shared the chairmanship with James Graydon. He was also a leader of the Black Student Body at Long Beach High School, one of the many schools in Long…

This is a 1969 photo of Westbury CORE chairman Harold Russell (left) and vice chairman James Sobers (right). In the photo they are announcing their quitting their posts as the heads of the Long Beach NAACP to join CORE. They were given permission to…

This is a photo of the Long Island CORE’s Black Leadership Training School, part of the chapter’s Leadership Training Program. The photo is from the first session at State Agricultural and Technical College at Farmingdale.

This is a 1969 photo of students in Long Island CORE’s Leadership Training Program. This is the graduation ceremony held at Hofstar University in June. It was the third session. 27 students graduated.

This is a 1971 photo of Long Island CORE vice chairman Lorenzo Merrit. Voted social worker of the year in 1973 by the Nassau chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, he also worked for the Westbury anti-poverty board.