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This is film footage of New York CORE's 1961 Statue of Liberty protest in support of the southern Freedom Riders. This occurred just a few months before the chapter moved up to 125th street.

from the Digital Library of Georgia website:
"In 1961…
This is a film clip from the 1963 CBS News special 'The Harlem Temper'. It contains footage of what I believe is the first New York CORE office on 125th street.
I am unable to identify the members shown here at this time.
This is the second part of Gladys Harrington's interview from the 1963 CBS News special 'The Harlem Temper'. Here, she discusses the differences between the nationalist groups at the time such as the Nation of Islam and New York CORE. What is most…
This is an interview of New York CORE chairman, Gladys Harrington, the first chairman of the Harlem chapter. It is from a 1963 CBS News special 'The Harlem Temper'.

One of the negative criticisms of Harrington's tenure was the chapter did not do…

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This is a 1987 photo of Columbia CORE member Hilton Clark (sitting, Black male, dark suit, glasses) as a NYC city councilman. Sitting next to him is city councilman Rev. Wendell Foster (New York CORE) on his right and Mayor Ed Koch on his left.…

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This is a photo of CORE member Stuart Wechsler taken when he worked as part of the Target City project in Baltimore, Maryland.

Originally a member a CCNY CORE, he joined New York CORE with Terry Perlman and Pat Saunders and was part of the group…

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This is a 1953 photo of Ina Sugihara, New York CORE. A Nisei like Yuri Kochiyama, she somehow managed to escape being forced into the internment camps for Japanese Americans during WWII*.

Sugihara was one of the early members of New York CORE…

james robinson jail.tiff
This is a 1959 photo of CORE founder and New York CORE member james Robinson in jail in for participating in a civil rights action while in Miami. He was there originally to take part in CORE's Miami Interracial Action Institute.

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This is a still taken from a 2009 cable television interview of activist Sheila Michaels.

Ms. Michaels created an oral history archive of CORE and SNCC activists who live in NYC and within the tri-state area, an incredible resource for anyone…

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This is a photo of New York CORE member Sheila Michaels.
A member of the chapter both downtown and uptown she was involved in some of its early housing protests with Gladys Harrington. Shee also participated in the Route 40 Freedom Rides.

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