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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 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 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")

This is a photo of Ali Lamont of Brooklyn CORE. As a member of Brooklyn CORE's Black Power group, he served as personal bodyguard to chairman Sonny Carson. He is currently the head of the Committee to Honor Black Heroes.

This is a 1968 photo of Bronx CORE chairman Sol Herbert (front, stripped shirt) and Brooklyn CORE chairman Sonny Carson (back). Both men led their chapters to secede from CORE over the election of Roy Innis as national director.

Before becoming…

This is a video clip of a 2007 NY1 news story on the controversy which surrounded the naming of a street after Brooklyn CORE chairman Sonny Carson in Bedford Stuyvesant.

This is a big file (38 mb) so please be patient. It will take a minute to…

This is a photo of Queens CORE member Mandola McPherson. In 1967, she was one of the members of the Jamaica Rifle and Pistol Club, Inc. ‘charged with conspiracy to commit arson and anarchy as part of an alleged “black revolutionary” plot’.…

This is a photo of South Jamaica CORE member Arthur Harris. He was one of the original group of Queens CORE members to secede and form South Jamaica CORE.

Harris was also one of the six CORE members arrested at the start of the Harlem riots…

This is a 1968 photo of Herman Ferguson. He was the education chairman of South Jamaica CORE (SJ CORE) but was not a member of CORE. His career as an activist, however, began with other members of CORE in Queens.

An assistant principal at PS 40…

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…