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This is a photo of Rita Schwerner a founding member of Downtown CORE and the the wife of Mickey Schwerner. She also worked on the Mississppi Freedom Project.

Originally an English major at Queens College/CUNY, she went on to get a J.D. From…

This is a photo of Downtown CORE member Russell Blackwell.
One of the 'old lefties' that populated the Lower East Side at the time, he had been a communist and fought in the Spanish Civil War. He eventually became an anarchist and was one of the…
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