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This is a 1962 photo of Beverly Leeds (Black girl with sign, right side), the daughter of Brooklyn CORE members Ollie and Marjorie Leeds. The photo was taken at the Ebinger's demonstration.

This is a photo of Brooklyn CORE members Marjorie Leeds (forefront, White female) and Dr. Barbara Wallace (background, Black female, sun glasses). The photo was taken the day Brooklyn CORE dumped trash on the steps of Borough Hall to protest the…

This is a photo of the second Brooklyn CORE chairman Ollie Leeds (Black).

Leed's parents were from Grenada. He spent 3 1/2 years in the Army and was a decorated WWII veteran. He was also an early member of the Negro History Association.

He…

This is a still taken from a 2009 cable television interview of activist Sheila Michaels.

Ms. Michaels created an oral history archive of CORE and SNCC activists who live in NYC and within the tri-state area, an incredible resource for anyone…

This is a photo of New York CORE member Sheila Michaels.
A member of the chapter both downtown and uptown she was involved in some of its early housing protests with Gladys Harrington. Shee also participated in the Route 40 Freedom Rides.

She…

This is a 1965 photo of a CORE demonstration in Manhattan. There is no information available as to what chapter the members belong to, who they are or what is the cause for the demonstration.

This is a July 19, 1963 photo of Brooklyn CORE members Elaine Bilbuld (Black woman, lower left hand corner) and Prof. Ed Lewinson (White male, seated center) before they were arrested at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center demonstration. Elaine Bilbuld…

This is a July 19, 1963 photo of Brooklyn CORE member Jerome Bilbuld being arrested at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center demonstration. This photo illustrates the CORE technique of 'going limp' when arrested.

He was married to Brooklyn CORE…

This is a photo of Dr. George Wiley. A former chemistry professor at the Syracuse University and Cornell graduate, he was one of the founding members of Syracuse CORE. In 1964, he became CORE's associate national director, second only to James…

This is a photo of CORE's general counsel Carl Rachlin. The photo was taken at his office in CORE's national office in downtown Manhattan. The woman seated in the photo is his secretary Charlaine Shelton