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This is a January 1965 letter from the Organization of Afro-American Unity to CORE's national director James Farmer in support of his actions with the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party. It is signed by Malcolm X.

This is a April 22, 1964 photo of East River CORE members Tom Kahn (White male) and Rachelle Horowitz (White female) at the 1964 World's Fair demonstration with James Farmer (holding 'Freedom Now' sign).

Kahn and Horowitz were founding members…

This is a 1965 photo of Lula Farmer (center) with her husband James Farmer, founding member of CORE and its national director at the time. Their daughter, Abbey, is seated to the left. The second photo includes their other daughter, Tami (black…

This is a film clip of James Farmer debating Malcolm X on the PBS program 'Open Mind' first broadcast June 12, 1963.
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This is the second film clip of James Farmer debating Malcolm X on the PBS program 'Open Mind' first broadcast June 12, 1963.
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This is a film clip of James Farmer debating Malcolm X on the issue of Puerto ricans and the civil rights movement. It is from the PBS Program first broadcast June 12, 1963.
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This is a video clip of James Farmer interviewed years later by the host of Open Mind about the original panel discussion. Farmer comments on how the movement eventually became a mix of the philosophies of civil rights groups and Malcolm X.
He also…

This is a photo of CORE's National Director James Farmer (center, white scarf) at the 1964 CIty Wide School Boycott. At the time, this was the largest civil rights demonstration in the history of the nation. With approximately 450,000 participants,…

This is a April 22, 1964 photo of James Farmer leading a demonstration at the World's Fair.

This is a April 22, 1964 photo of James farmer being arrested inside the World's Fair. The photo illustrates CORE's take on passive resistance. Farmer is seen here practicing the CORE technique of 'going limp' when arrested.