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This is the 1964 New York Times article which features a photo of Ray Wood, the undercover agent who infiltrated Bronx CORE, being arrested with Bronx CORE chairman Herb Callender. The two had attempted to make a citizen's arrest on Mayor…

This is an explosive article which places undercover NYPD police officer Ray Wood at the assassination of Malcolm X. It also suggests an answer to one of the great mysteries surrounding the event - the identity of the second man who was arrested at…

This is a photo of Rafael Martinez who was a member of both Harlem CORE and Bronx CORE. In it, he is holding a photo of himself as a young man at about the age he would have been when he was in CORE. He served in the Army’s tank division during the…

This is an audio file of Malcolm X speaking about Bronx CORE’s demonstrations against the White Castle restaurant on Boston Road and Allerton avenue in July of 1963. He also references other CORE demonstrations. This was discovered by chance on…

This is a photo of Bronx CORE chairman Cyril Boynes, Jr. In 1973, he became co-chairman of Harlem CORE where his brother Rupert was also a member. Both are the nephews of Roy Innis.
He is still listed as a member of CORE's Executive Staff at…

This is a March 1965 photo of Bronx CORE members demonstrating in Harlem. The members here are currently unidentified.


This is a still image of Bayard Rustin (Black male at microphone) and Bronx CORE chairman Herb Callender (Black male right, dark overcoat).

The photo speaks again to the complicated relationship between Rustin and CORE. He is not on staff…

This is a 1964 photo of (left to right) Queens CORE chairman George Kaufman, Bronx CORE chairman Herb Callender and Brooklyn CORE chairman Isiah Brunson taken right before the World's Fair Stall-In. All three chapters, along with Harlem CORE,…

This is a photo of Bronx CORE member Howard Quander.

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…