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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 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.

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This is a photo of Northwest New York CORE member Fatima Cortez Todd who was then known as Cathy Cortez. She is the daughter of the chapter’s chairman Marie Witherspoon.

Besides participating in Northwest NY CORE activities, she worked with CORE…

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 the photo used for the New York Times obituary of Brooklyn CORE chairman Major Owens who died on October 21, 2013. The photo is notable because in it he is speaking at an NAACP event.

The fact that Congressman Major Owens was ever a…

This is a 1959 photo of New York CORE member Evie Rich with her son, Gordon. She is walking the picket line in midtown Manhattan. According to the Amsterdam News, it was “the first major protest demonstration against airline job discrimination on…

This is a photo of Bayard Rustin at the March on Washington (MOW) in 1963. Although A. Phillip Randolph was the initiator and head of the MOW, it was Rustin as the deputy director who was recognized as the main organizer for the march.

Rustin was…

This is a photo of South Jamaica CORE member Joel Rosinsky (White, front, holding sign, ‘No dogs…’) demonstrating at the 1964 World’s Fair.

He was part of the original group that seceded from Queens CORE to South Jamaica CORE.