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sponge pic.tiff
This is an August 1964 photo of members of the Society for the Prevention of Niggers Getting Everything, (SPONGE), an organization of young Whites specifically formed as a reaction to CORE. In the photo, they are counter demonstrating against Long…

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.

billyy geller pic.tiff
This is a photo of Long Island CORE member Billy Geller. In the photo he is a freshman at Dartmouth College in 1967. At Dartmouth, he became a member of SDS but lived with members of the school’s Afro-American Society. He was also arrested for…

lorenzo merrit.tiff
This is a 1971 photo of Long Island CORE vice chairman Lorenzo Merrit. Voted social worker of the year in 1973 by the Nassau chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, he also worked for the Westbury anti-poverty board.

geraldine johnson pic.tiff
This is a photo of Long Island CORE member Geraldine Johnson. She worked as a nurse’s aide and lived in Hempsted.
Originally from Montgomery, Alabama, she was the vice chairman of the Wilklow Tenants Association, a group 'organized through…

This is a 1965 photo of Dr. Martin Luther King with a group of Long Island CORE members. He is addressing a rally in the Lakeview area of Long Island.
The members of Long Island CORE are unidentified at this time.

lamar cox young.tiff
This is a photo of Long Island chairman Lamar Cox. He was chairman in 1969.

li core-.tif
This is a photo of a Long Island CORE housing demonstration.

The CORE members here are currently unidentified.

rita schwartz.tiff
This is a July 29, 1963 photo of Long Island CORE member Ruth Schwartz sitting in the entrance of the Rochdale Park housing project. She was attempting to block the cement truck behind her.
The man standing talking to her is William Booth of the…
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