photo of Penn Kimble, East River CORE


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photo of Penn Kimble, East River CORE


This is a photo of East River CORE member Penn Kemble taken during the mid to late 1980's. He was one of the Harlem CORE members who broke away to help start East River CORE. At 23 years old, he was also one of the East River CORE members who was part of the 1964 Triborough Bridge demonstration.

A former young socialist, he stayed a life long political activist working mostly within the Democratic Party. According to his obituary in t he Washington Post, "Mr. Kemble served as executive director of the group from 1972 to 1976, when he joined the New York senatorial campaign of Daniel Patrick Moynihan. He was Moynihan's special assistant and speechwriter until 1979." He also served as director of the U.S. Information Agency under President Clinton in 1999.

In the photo, Kemble is speaking on behalf of the organization he helped start, the Coalition for a Democratic Majority. Penn Kemble passed in 2005.


Rebecca Hammel


Mother Jones


Oct. 1987


Rebecca Hammel, “photo of Penn Kimble, East River CORE ,”, accessed February 20, 2024,

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