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This is a 1966 photo of LI CORE member Gloria Weinberg. She is standing next to Floyd Mckissick at a party thrown at her home to congratulate him on becoming national director of CORE that year. Mrs. Weinberg is notable because she was not only…

This is a 1966 photo of Suffolk County CORE chairman Henry G. Smith (Black). He is talking with Suffolk District Court Judge Floyd Sarisohn (White). The two tried to create an experimental program to help ‘indigent defendants who are jailed…

This is a photo of Long Island CORE member Billy Geller. In the photo he is a freshman at Dartmouth College in 1967. At Dartmouth, he became a member of SDS but lived with members of the school’s Afro-American Society. He was also arrested for…

This is a photo of Long Island CORE member Geraldine Johnson. She worked as a nurse’s aide and lived in Hempsted.
Originally from Montgomery, Alabama, she was the vice chairman of the Wilklow Tenants Association, a group 'organized through…

This is a 1979 photo of Brookhaven CORE chairman Yvonne Rivers. She succeeded Clayton Chesson. Here she is the vice chairman of the Economic Opportunity Council of Suffolk Inc., an anti-poverty agency in Long Island.

This is a 1961 photo of Dr. Elizabeth Wyckoff as a Freedom Rider. Known as Betsy, she was fined $200, sentenced to two months and served time in Parchman prison after being arrested in Jackson, Mississippi and convicted for ‘breach of the…

This is a photo of Bayard Rustin at the March on Washington (MOW) in 1963. Although A. Phillip Randolph was the initiator and head of the MOW, it was Rustin as the deputy director who was recognized as the main organizer for the march.

Rustin was…

This is an audio file of Malcolm X speaking about Bronx CORE’s demonstrations against the White Castle restaurant on Boston Road and Allerton avenue in July of 1963. He also references other CORE demonstrations. This was discovered by chance on…

This is a 1965 photo of Dr. Martin Luther King with a group of Long Island CORE members. He is addressing a rally in the Lakeview area of Long Island.
The members of Long Island CORE are unidentified at this time.

This is a photo of Chris Sprowal on the cover of the November 1986 issue of the news magazine, City Limits. By the early 1980’s, a failed marriage ultimately led him to return to Philadelphia, drug addiction and homelessness.

Rather than stay…