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sponge pic.tiff
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…

downtown core.tiff
This is a 1964 photo of a Downtown CORE rent strike demonstration in front of 125 North St., Manhattan. The CORE members here are currently unidentified.

white castle.jpg
This is a photo of unidentified CORE members sitting at Bronx CORE's White Castle demonstration. The diner was located on Boston Road and Matthews Ave., in the Bronx. Bronx CORE started the campaign to convince White Castle to hire Black and Puerto…

white castle9.jpg
This is a photo of CORE members sitting in at the White Castle restaurant Bronx CORE used as a demonstration site to protest against the chain's lack of Black and Puerto Rican employees.

The CORE members here are currently unidentified. However,…

floyd mckissick.tiff
This is a July 22, 1966 photo of CORE's National Director Floyd McKissick. In the photo he is holding a sign saying 'Black Power' while standing in front of the Apollo theater on 125th street in Harlem.

MLK and LI CORE
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.

harlem1.jpg
This is a photo of East River CORE member Wallace Murphy (Black, glasses, left) at a Harlem demonstration. He is the brother of Harlem CORE member Velma Hill.
The other men in the photo are unidentified.

wendell foster.jpg
This is a 2009 photo of the Reverend Wendell Foster taken at the Christ Church in the Bronx. He has been a pastor there for 42 years.
"In 1978, he became the first black elected city official in the Bronx, where he served for 24 years as a…

farmer worlds fair 2.tiff
This is a April 22, 1964 photo of James farmer being arrested inside the World's Fair. The photo illustrates CORE's take on passive resistance. Farmer is seen here practicing the CORE technique of 'going limp' when arrested.

white castle 4.jpg
This is a photo of CORE members sitting in at the White Castle restaurant Bronx CORE used as a demonstration site to protest against the chain's lack of Black and Puerto Rican employees.

The CORE members here are currently unidentified. The tall…
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