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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 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…

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 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 the audio of Bayard Rustin debating Malcolm X in November of 1960 on WBAI radio in New York City.

Give it a minute to come up, its a large file. You may have to press the space bar on your computer to pay the file.

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 collection of photos of and articles on the EAST, the cultural nationalist organization founded by Jitu Weusi (among others). I am including it here for several reasons: - as I have argued previously, the EAST in many ways represents a…

This is a 1968 photo of CORE's national chairman Floyd Mckissick (left) with the Urban League's executive director Whitney Young (right).

The photo was taken at CORE' national convention that July in Columbus, Ohio. Young's presence there was…

This is the cover to the May 1973 issue of Jet Magazine which featured CORE national chairman Roy Innis on the cover.

The fact that he was on the cover speaks to his national prominence, influence and significance as a leader in the Black…

This is a photo of Al Shanker (White, glasses, coat and tie, center bottom, hand raised) with Bayard Rustin (Black, center bottom). The photo speaks to not just his role as the president of the United Federation of Teachers (UFT)
but the fact…