Daniel Opatoshu, Karen Weingeist, Liz Pearson: student protesters at the 1964 World’s Fair demonstrations

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Title

Daniel Opatoshu, Karen Weingeist, Liz Pearson: student protesters at the 1964 World’s Fair demonstrations

Subject

World's Fair demonstration

Description

This is a 1964 photo of student protesters Daniel Opatoshu (male, center), Karen Weingeist (top right, dark rimmed glasses), Liz Pearson (top center) just before being arrested at the Florida pavilion at the World’s Fair.

All were part of a social circle of high school students, almost all ‘red diaper babies’, that came from Walden, New Lincoln and Elizabeth Irwin (EI) high schools. While Opatoshu ‘wore the CORE button’ and had participated in the 1960 Woolworth’s campaign, he and the other two are examples of the many students who demonstrated at the World’s Fair but were not members of CORE. Also included in this group (but not shown in the photo) was EI student Liz Leicester.

The other girls in the photo are unknown at this time.

Creator

Jack Manning

Source

7 Injured in IRT Station; New Picketing Is Planned: 7 Are Injured as Policemen Seize Demonstrators
By PETER KIHSS, April 23, 1964

Publisher

New York Times

Date

April 22, 1964

Rights

Jack Manning

Coverage

Queens, New York. April 22, 1964

Files

Citation

Jack Manning, “Daniel Opatoshu, Karen Weingeist, Liz Pearson: student protesters at the 1964 World’s Fair demonstrations ,” corenyc.org, accessed March 23, 2017, http://www.corenyc.org/omeka/items/show/239.