photo of Brooklyn CORE chairman Major Owens campaigning for city councilman

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Title

photo of Brooklyn CORE chairman Major Owens campaigning for city councilman

Subject

Brooklyn CORE members

Description

This is a 1965 photo of Brooklyn CORE chairman running for city councilman in Brooklyn. After Brooklyn CORE created a voter registration campaign it decided to keep the momentum going by turning it into an independent political campaign. Dubbed the Brooklyn Freedom Democratic Movement, it was modeled after the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party. Owens was chosen as its candidate to run for city councilman. Even though he lost, it was the beginning of his very successful political career.

Source

Ebony Magazine

Publisher

Ebony Magazine

Date

October, 1965

Coverage

Brooklyn, New York. 1965

Files

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Citation

“photo of Brooklyn CORE chairman Major Owens campaigning for city councilman,” corenyc.org, accessed June 18, 2019, http://www.corenyc.org/omeka/items/show/17.