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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 1968 photo of Long Island CORE member Lunetta Miller (center). She is standing between Lincoln Lynch and Hazel Dukes of the NAACP. She is an example of CORE’s emphasis on turning ‘local people’ into activists.
She became a…

This is an August 1964 photo of members of the Society for the Prevention of Niggers Getting Everything, (SPONGE), an organization of young Whites specifically formed as a reaction to CORE. In the photo, they are counter demonstrating against Long…

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 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…