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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 photo of Al Shanker (White, glasses, coat and tie, center bottom, hand raised) with Bayard Rustin (Black, center bottom). The photo speaks to not just his role as the president of the United Federation of Teachers (UFT)
but the fact…

eleanor stein pic.tiff
This is a photo of founding member and Brooklyn SCORE chairman Eleanor Stein. In the photo, she is a law student at Columbia University in the late 1960's.

An Erasmus High School student when he helped found the student chapter of Brooklyn…

BK CORE office pic.tiff
This is a photo of the Brooklyn CORE store front office.

This is the cover to Dr. Brian Purnell's, 'Fighting Jim Crow in the County of Kings:The Congress of Racial Equality in Brooklyn (Civil Rights and the Struggle for Black Equality in the Twentieth Century)'.

The name of the boy in the photo is…

evie rich pic.tiff
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…

jon moscow pic 1.tiff
This is a photo of Long Island CORE member Jon Moscow as a high school student. He was a member as early as 13 years old and participated in numerous actions including the summer of 1963 sit-ins at City Hall and Governor Rockefeller office. By 16,…

calvin cobb pic.tiff
This is a photo of Calvin Cobb, one of the founders of Suffolk County CORE and its first chairman. According to his obituary, his family were sharecroppers from South Carolina. A World War II veteran of the Air Force, he graduated from the City…

irwin pic.tiff
This is a 1973 photo of Suffolk County CORE chairman Irwin Quintyne.
A World War II Navy veteran, he and his wife, Delores, originally moved from the projects in Harlem to North Amityville, Long Island in 1961. She was the first chairman of Suffolk…
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