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This is a 1959 photo of New York CORE member Evie Rich with her son, Gordon. She is walking the picket line in midtown Manhattan. According to the Amsterdam News, it was “the first major protest demonstration against airline job discrimination on…

This is a photo of Long Island CORE member Jon Moscow as a high school student. He was a member as early as 13 years old and participated in numerous actions including the summer of 1963 sit-ins at City Hall and Governor Rockefeller office. By 16,…

This is a photo of Long Island CORE member Jon Moscow as a college student. While an undergraduate at Reed College in Portland, Oregon, he helped the local Black Panther Party chapter set up its free Fred Hampton Memorial People’s Health Clinic…

This is a photo of a Suffolk County CORE demonstration. In May, 1973, for example Suffolk CORE demonstrated not at the precinct but at the home of a detective who killed an unarmed Black child.

This is a photo of Calvin Cobb, one of the founders of Suffolk County CORE and its first chairman. According to his obituary, his family were sharecroppers from South Carolina. A World War II veteran of the Air Force, he graduated from the City…

This is a 1973 photo of Suffolk County CORE chairman Irwin Quintyne.
A World War II Navy veteran, he and his wife, Delores, originally moved from the projects in Harlem to North Amityville, Long Island in 1961. She was the first chairman of Suffolk…

This is a 1964 photo of Moe Tandler (left, glasses), lawyer for both Long Island and Queens CORE, standing next to Queens CORE chairman Dr. George Kaufman (right). Originally the lawyer for Long Island CORE, he also became counsel to Queens CORE with…

This is a 1967 photo of Long Island CORE chairman Mel Jackson.

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.