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This is the photo from Newsday's obituary for Long Island CORE chairman Lincoln Lynch. He was 91 years old when he passed.

After leaving CORE, Lynch became a vice chair for the New York Urban Coalition and a 'professor at the social welfare…

mel jackson pic 2.tiff
This is a 1968 photo of Long Island CORE chairman Mel Jackson.

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.

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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.

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…

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.

lincoln lynch black journal.mp4
This is a 1968 clip from PBS' "Black Journal" of Long Island CORE chairman Lincoln Lynch. Just before he left CORE he was the national vice chairman under CORE head Floyd McKissick. At the time of this clip he was the vice chairman of the New York…

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.

harold russell - james sobers pic.tiff
This is a 1969 photo of Westbury CORE chairman Harold Russell (left) and vice chairman James Sobers (right). In the photo they are announcing their quitting their posts as the heads of the Long Beach NAACP to join CORE. They were given permission to…

mel jackson pic1.tiff
This is a 1967 photo of Long Island CORE chairman Mel Jackson.
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