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mel jackson pic 2.tiff
This is a 1968 photo of Long Island CORE chairman Mel Jackson.

clayton chesson pic.tiff
This is 1969 photo of Clayton Chesson (right, glasses), founder of Brookhaven CORE and its first chairman. Chesson was head of the Patchogue NAACP before he came to CORE. He served as a director of and then chairman of the board at the Farm Workers…

yvonne rivers pic.tiff
This is a 1979 photo of Brookhaven CORE chairman Yvonne Rivers. She succeeded Clayton Chesson. Here she is the vice chairman of the Economic Opportunity Council of Suffolk Inc., an anti-poverty agency in Long Island.

blts pic.tiff
This is a photo of the Long Island CORE’s Black Leadership Training School, part of the chapter’s Leadership Training Program. The photo is from the first session at State Agricultural and Technical College at Farmingdale.

blts 2.tiff
This is a 1969 photo of students in Long Island CORE’s Leadership Training Program. This is the graduation ceremony held at Hofstar University in June. It was the third session. 27 students graduated.

floyd mckissick.tiff
This is a July 22, 1966 photo of CORE's National Director Floyd McKissick. In the photo he is holding a sign saying 'Black Power' while standing in front of the Apollo theater on 125th street in Harlem.

blyden jackson black journal.mp4
This is a 1969 panel discussion with East River CORE head Blyden Jackson (far left, afro, dashiki) on South Africa, straight from PBS' show "Black Journal". At the time he was working for an organization started by CORE founder George Houser, the…

lincoln lynch black journal.mp4
This is a 1968 clip from PBS' "Black Journal" of Long Island CORE chairman Lincoln Lynch. Just before he left CORE he was the national vice chairman under CORE head Floyd McKissick. At the time of this clip he was the vice chairman of the New York…

james graydon pic.tiff
This is a 1969 photo of Long Beach CORE chairman James Graydon (Black). He is looking over a series of articles on poverty with a Newsday editor and a local poverty worker.

gladysXsmall.mov
This is the second part of Gladys Harrington's interview from the 1963 CBS News special 'The Harlem Temper'. Here, she discusses the differences between the nationalist groups at the time such as the Nation of Islam and New York CORE. What is most…
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