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This is a 1961 photo of Dr. Elizabeth Wyckoff as a Freedom Rider. Known as Betsy, she was fined $200, sentenced to two months and served time in Parchman prison after being arrested in Jackson, Mississippi and convicted for ‘breach of the…

This is the 1961 arrest photo for CORE member Gloria Bouknight as a Freedom Rider in Jackson, Mississippi. Originally from the South, she lived in New York after the rides and was roommates with Sheila Michaels. She served as chair of the membership…

This is the 1961 arrest photo for Jorgia Siegel as a Freedom Rider in Jackson, Mississippi. After the rides, she became active with the national CORE on New York as a fund raiser and organized groups in the city to go down to the March on…

This is the 1961 arrest photo for Claire Toombs as a Freedom Rider in Jackson, Mississippi. She also participated in the Route 40 Freedom Rides.

Originally from Maryland, Toombs and her sister became members of Brooklyn CORE. Claire was also…

This is the arrest photo for CORE member Elizabeth Adler as a Freedom Rider. She went on to become a member of New York CORE and a founding member of East River CORE. She is one of the seven arrested at East River CORE's Triborough Bridge sit in.

This is a 1960 photo of New York CORE member Genevieve Hughes. She led the dime store boycott committee for the chapter during CORE's 1960 Woolworth's campaign.
A former financial analyst, she left Wall Street and went on to work full time as…

This is the 1963 yearbook photo for CCNY CORE chairman and Freedom Rider Terry Perlman. She graduated with a B.A. from City College (City University of New York) and subsequently joined Harlem CORE when it was still known as New York CORE. The…

This is the 1961 arrest photo for CORE member Terry Perlman as a Freedom Rider in Jackson, Mississippi. At the time, she was only 19 years old.
She first joined CORE to be a Freedom Rider and signed up at the national office. She would go on to…

This is a photo of East River CORE member Terry Perlman taken by legendary Civil Rights photographer Bob Adelman. Even though it looks as if it were taken at a sit-in protest, according to Perlman, it was actually a staged photo.

After being in…

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…