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herb callender.tiff
This is a 1964 photo of Bronx CORE chairman Herb Callender.
A union leader in a Ford auto plant, he was one of the original 1961 Freedom Riders. The case that resulted from his particpation, Herbert E. Callender v. Florida, went all the way to the…

This is a 1965 photo of the national CORE office in downtown Manhattan at 38 Park Row. The people in the photo are unknown at this time. Dr. George Wiley, then the associate national director, can clearly be seen in the background, standing, wearing…

This is a May 17, 1960 of CORE member Jocelyn Boyd (Black, handbag, heels) handing out leaflets at a CORE demonstration in Manhattan. The protest is part of that year's national Woolworth's campaign. Jocelyn Boyd at the time was secretary to Marv…

This is a photo of Brooklyn CORE chairman Major Owens as a U.S. Congressman.

In 1974 he became a New York State Senator after losing his first political campaign for city councilman in 1965. He was elected to Congress in 1982 and served for 24…

majorowens speaks.tiff
This is a 1965 photo of Brooklyn CORE chairman running for city councilman in Brooklyn. After Brooklyn CORE created a voter registration campaign it decided to keep the momentum going by turning it into an independent political campaign. Dubbed the…

majorowens 1968.tiff
This is a photo of Brooklyn CORE chairman Major Owens. Originally from Tennessee, he got his B.A. from Morehouse College and received an M.S. degree from Atlanta University. When he came into Brooklyn CORE he was working as a librarian in the…

This is a night photo of Brooklyn CORE members walking to March on Washington. At this time, it is unknown exactly how many members were in this group. Different newspaper articles state as many as 20 members may have participated while others count…

wf arrests.jpg
This is one of the most well known photos of CORE's demonstration on the opening day at the 1964 World's Fair. The protester being carried out is unknown at this time.

This is a photo of a demonstrator at CORE's protest at the 1964 World's Fair. The demonstrator is unknown at this time.

This is a poster national CORE used to promote its demonstration at the opening day of the 1964 World's Fair.
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