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This is a photo of Northwest New York CORE member Fatima Cortez Todd who was then known as Cathy Cortez. She is the daughter of the chapter’s chairman Marie Witherspoon.

Besides participating in Northwest NY CORE activities, she worked with CORE…

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This is a photo of Rafael Martinez who was a member of both New York CORE and Bronx CORE. In it, he is holding a photo of himself as a young man at about the age he would have been when he was in CORE. He served in the Army’s tank division during…

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This is a 1964 photo of Columbia CORE members Louis Perez and Mike Flug demonstrating at the 1964 World's Fair right before they were arrested. The Columbia Spectator reported Perez had a tooth knocked out while being arrested.Both men were also…

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This is a 1963 photo of Brooklyn CORE member Mike Zapata. He is shown as part of the Freedom Walkers group that walked from Brooklyn to the March on Washington.
He is also referred to as Ismael Zapata in newspaper articles and photos from the…
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