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This is a photo of Calvin Cobb, one of the founders of Suffolk County CORE and its first chairman. According to his obituary, his family were sharecroppers from South Carolina. A World War II veteran of the Air Force, he graduated from the City…

This is a 1973 photo of Suffolk County CORE chairman Irwin Quintyne.
A World War II Navy veteran, he and his wife, Delores, originally moved from the projects in Harlem to North Amityville, Long Island in 1961. She was the first chairman of Suffolk…

This is a 1964 photo of Moe Tandler (left, glasses), lawyer for both Long Island and Queens CORE, standing next to Queens CORE chairman Dr. George Kaufman (right). Originally the lawyer for Long Island CORE, he also became counsel to Queens CORE with…

This is a 1967 photo of Long Island CORE chairman Mel Jackson.

This is a 1968 photo of Long Island CORE chairman Mel Jackson.

This is a 1968 photo of Long Island CORE chairman Lamar Cox. He became chairman in 1968 after succeeding Mel Jackson.

This is a 1966 photo of Long Island CORE chairman Dan Hester. A long time member, he had served under chairmen Lincoln Lynch, Mel Jackson and Lamar Cox before becoming chairman himself in 1970. He remained chairman throughout the 1970's. At the time…

This is a 1967 photo of Long Beach CORE chairman James Graydon.

This is a 1969 photo of Long Beach CORE chairman James Graydon (Black). He is looking over a series of articles on poverty with a Newsday editor and a local poverty worker.

This is a 1969 photo of Long Beach CORE chairman Robert Gray. At the time he was 17 years old. He shared the chairmanship with James Graydon. He was also a leader of the Black Student Body at Long Beach High School, one of the many schools in Long…