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This is a photo of 7 Arts CORE member Yuri Kochiyama (left page, glasses, black dress) cradling the head of Malcolm X just after he had been assassinated at the Audubon Ballroom on February 21, 1965.

The photo speaks to just how involved…


This is a 1953 photo of Ina Sugihara, New York CORE. A Nisei like Yuri Kochiyama, she somehow managed to escape being forced into the internment camps for Japanese Americans during WWII*.

Sugihara was one of the early members of New York CORE…

This is a photo of Yuri Kochiyama, 7 Arts CORE, perhaps the most widely recognized and respected Asian American activist in the history of the United States.

Her activism started as a member of CORE at Brooklyn CORE’s demonstrations at…

This is a 1948 photo of 7 Arts CORE members Yuri (female, center) and Bill (male, right) Kochiyama with their son, Billy.

'The first family of Asian-American activists', Yuri began her activism at Brooklyn CORE’s demonstration at SUNY Downstate…

This is a copy of a 1947 CORE letter sent out to staff. It is included here because it demonstrates:
1. That CORE was headquartered in New York City and had an office in Harlem as early as 1947. CORE moved to NYC because its first national leader,…