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This is audio of Bayard Rustin debating Malcolm X at the Community Church in Manhattan on January 23, 1962. It is the entire debate.

Give the file a minute to come up, its a big file. You may have to press the space bar on your computer to pay…

This is the 1964 New York Times article which features a photo of Ray Wood, the undercover agent who infiltrated Bronx CORE, being arrested with Bronx CORE chairman Herb Callender. The two had attempted to make a citizen's arrest on Mayor…

This is an explosive article which places undercover NYPD police officer Ray Wood at the assassination of Malcolm X. It also suggests an answer to one of the great mysteries surrounding the event - the identity of the second man who was arrested at…

This is a photo of 7 Arts CORE member Yuri Kochiyama (left page, glasses, black dress) cradling the head of Malcolm X just after he had been assassinated at the Audubon Ballroom on February 21, 1965.

The photo speaks to just how involved…

This is a collection of photos of and articles on the EAST, the cultural nationalist organization founded by Jitu Weusi (among others). I am including it here for several reasons: - as I have argued previously, the EAST in many ways represents a…

This is a photo of Northwest New York CORE chairman Marie Witherspoon (Black woman, left) protesting with Coretta Scott King (right), the wife of Dr. Martin Luther King. She is also the mother of chapter member Fatima Cortez Todd. They are shown…

This is a film clip from the PBS documentary ‘The March’. In it, Fatima Cortez Todd talks about how as a teenage member of Northwest New York CORE she made banners for the buses going from Riverdale, New York to the March in Washington, DC.

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…

This is a photo of Rafael Martinez who was a member of both Harlem 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 the…

This is the photo used for the New York Times obituary of Brooklyn CORE chairman Major Owens who died on October 21, 2013. The photo is notable because in it he is speaking at an NAACP event.

The fact that Congressman Major Owens was ever a…