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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,…

This is the cover to the April 10, 1970 issue of Black News done by Brooklyn CORE member Jim 'Seitu' Dyson. The illustration depicts the growing narcotics problem in the Black community at the time.

Seitu was the graphic artist for the Black…

This is the cover to the Nov. 20, 1970 issue of Black News done by Brooklyn CORE member Jim 'Seitu' Dyson. The illustration is of Angela Davis of the Black Panther Party.

Seitu was the graphic artist for the Black News, the EAST's regular…

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…

This is a photo of the book 'The Education of Sonny Carson', (hard cover, first edition, signed by members of Brooklyn CORE and Sonny Carson).

Photo shot at the offices of the Committee to Honor Black Heroes. My thanks to Ali Lamont.

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…

This is an audio clip of Brooklyn CORE member Arnie Goldwag speaking about working with Brooklyn CORE's Jitu Weusi after Goldwag had been pushed out of Brooklyn CORE because he was White.

In his oral history with New York CORE member Sheila…

This is an audio file of the song 'Jitu' by Pharoah Sanders from the album Shukuru. The song was named after Brooklyn CORE member Jitu Weusi. The photo* is of Weusi when he was still known as Leslie Campbell.

Pharoah Sanders was one of the many…

This is a 1964 photo of Bronx CORE chairman Herb Callender.
A union leader in a Ford auto plant, he was one of the original 1961 Freedom Riders. The case that resulted from his particpation, Herbert E. Callender v. Florida, went all the way to the…

This is a 1968 film clip of Brooklyn CORE chairman Sonny Carson being interviewed by WABC News at the Ocean Hill-Brownsville school demonstration.

(source: Eyes on the Prize: Episode 9 "Power")