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This is a 1964 photo of Moe Tandler (left, glasses), lawyer for both Long Island and Queens CORE, standing next to Queens CORE chairman Dr. George Kaufman (right). Originally the lawyer for Long Island CORE, he also became counsel to Queens CORE with…

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.

This is a photo of South Jamaica CORE member Arthur Harris. He was one of the original group of Queens CORE members to secede and form South Jamaica CORE.

Harris was also one of the six CORE members arrested at the start of the Harlem riots…

This is a photo of Queens CORE member Mandola McPherson. In 1967, she was one of the members of the Jamaica Rifle and Pistol Club, Inc. ‘charged with conspiracy to commit arson and anarchy as part of an alleged “black revolutionary” plot’.…

This is a photo of Queens CORE chairman Lon de Leon. The approximate date of the photo is 1966 when he served as chair.
A professional entertainer who went by the name of 'Sir Lon De Leon', he was a local celebrity whose record, 'The Bicycle Hop',…

This is a 1945 photo of Queens CORE member Elayne Jones (piano, playing) with Duke Ellington (piano, standing).
Born and raised in Harlem, she won the prestigious Ellington Scholarship while attending the Juilliard School of Music.
A noted…

This is a photo of Queens CORE member Elayne Jones, wife of Queens CORE chairman Dr. George Kaufman. At the time, Jones was a professional musician. She is considered the 'first African American to hold a principal position with a major symphony…

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 Queens CORE chairman Dr. George Kaufman. He married Elayne Jones (also a Queens CORE member) and lived in St. Albans. His "Orthodox Jewish parents sat shivah -- the traditional seven-day mourning ritual -- when they learned their…