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redsquad1.MOV
This is a clip from an early 70's NYU student film, "Red Squad", which examines the covert department of the NYPD in charge of investigating political activists.
In this clip, an attorney discusses how Black undercover police officers were used to…

redsquad3.MOV
This clip from the NYU student film, "Red Squad", features an interview with undercover NYPD officer Ray Woodall aka Ray Wood.
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komisar.jpg
This is a 1975 photo of New York CORE member Lucy Komisar. A member of the chapter when they were downtown, she continued to work in the chapter until mid 1962. She was also a Freedom Rider, for which she was arrested in December of 1961.
She also…

vann weusi daughtry pinn.jpg
This is a photo of Brooklyn CORE chairman Sam Pinn (right, dark suit, glasses) with Jitu Weusi (middle left, dashiki, glasses). To his left is former city councilman Al Vann (white suit) who with Weusi was one of the co-founders of the Afro-American…

kenyatta - ferguson FBI.pdf
This is a document from the Federal Bureau of Investigation's COINTELPRO program that discusses plans to attempt to convince Herman Ferguson, former education chairman of South Jamaica CORE, that Charles 37X Kenyatta, leader of the Harlem Mau Mau,…

kenyatta-ferguson.tiff
This is a 1967 photo of Charles 37X Kenyatta (left, helmet) and South Jamaica CORE's education chairman Herman Ferguson (right, shades, coat and tie). The photo was taken at the 2nd Black Power Conference in Newark, New Jersey.
Both are former…

omar abu and gloria richardson2.tiff
This is a July 22, 1967 photo of East River CORE chairman Omar Abu Ahmed (white shirt, bald head) seated next to Gloria Richardson, leader of the Cambridge movement, at the 2nd National Black Power Conference in Newark, New Jersey.

Ahmed, one of…

Maloclm X supports Farmer.jpg
This is a January 1965 letter from the Organization of Afro-American Unity to CORE's national director James Farmer in support of his actions with the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party. It is signed by Malcolm X.

bob gore on malcolm-rustin debate.pdf
This is a September 20, 1962 article by Bob Gore from the national CORE office on the debate between Bayard Rustin and Malcolm X at the Community Church in Manhattan earlier that month.

Gore served as associate community relations director…

rustin malcolm wbai2.mp3
This is the audio of Bayard Rustin debating Malcolm X in November of 1960 on WBAI radio in New York City.

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