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This is the arrest photo for CORE member Jean Thompson as a Freedom Rider. She was on the very first trip. Originally a member of New Orleans CORE, she later moved to New York City, married CORE field secretary Moon Eng and became active in the…

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

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 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 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 photo of Yaphet Kotto who was Bronx CORE's vice chairman from 1963-64. Kotto has since become a well known and respected movie and television actor. This photo is a publicity still from his role in the 1973 James Bond film, 'Live and Let…

This is a photo of unidentified CORE members sitting at Bronx CORE's White Castle demonstration. The diner was located on Boston Road and Matthews Ave., in the Bronx. Bronx CORE started the campaign to convince White Castle to hire Black and Puerto…