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This is the 1961 arrest photo for CORE member Terry Perlman as a Freedom Rider in Jackson, Mississippi. At the time, she was only 19 years old.
She first joined CORE to be a Freedom Rider and signed up at the national office. She would go on to…

This is a photo of East River CORE member Terry Perlman taken by legendary Civil Rights photographer Bob Adelman. Even though it looks as if it were taken at a sit-in protest, according to Perlman, it was actually a staged photo.

After being in…

This is a July 29, 1963 photo of Long Island CORE member Ruth Schwartz sitting in the entrance of the Rochdale Park housing project. She was attempting to block the cement truck behind her.
The man standing talking to her is William Booth of the…

This is a photo of Yaphet Kotto who was Bronx CORE's vice chairman from 1963-64. Kotto has since become a well known and respected movie and television actor. This photo is a publicity still from his role in the 1973 James Bond film, 'Live and Let…

This is a photo of Arnie Goldwag (center, sitting, White male) and other members of Brooklyn CORE demonstrating at Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York on July 30, 1963. The demonstration was against racial discrimination in the…

This is the arrest photo for Brooklyn CORE member Al Gordon as a Freedom Rider. He also participated in the Route 40 Freedom Rides.

A Holocaust survivor, he was working as a history teacher in a Brooklyn public school at the time of his arrest.…

This is a photo of the Bibuld family who were at the center of Brooklyn CORE's first campaign against the NYC Board of Education. In between Elaine and Jerome Bibuld are their children (from left to right) Melanie, Carrington, and Douglass.…

This is a photo of Marv Rich (right, coat and tie), the Community Relations Director for CORE, 2nd only to the national director James Farmer. A graduate of Washington University, he entered college about the same time he came into CORE at 16 years…

This is a photo of Mickey Schwerner, founding member of Downtown CORE on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.

He was also one of the three field workers killed in Philadelphia, Mississippi, by the Ku Klux Klan in the summer of 1964 for his civil…

This is a photo of Brooklyn CORE member Arnie Goldwag being arrested at the Board of Education on July 5, 1963. The other members of CORE in the photo are currently unidentified.