photo of Brookhaven CORE chairman Clayton Chesson

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Title

photo of Brookhaven CORE chairman Clayton Chesson

Subject

members of Brookhaven CORE

Description

This is 1969 photo of Clayton Chesson (right, glasses), founder of Brookhaven CORE and its first chairman. Chesson was head of the Patchogue NAACP before he came to CORE. He served as a director of and then chairman of the board at the Farm Workers Service Center, a program which provided legal and medical services to migrants in Riverhead and helped them to unionize.

Standing next to him is Arthur Mitchell (right, headband), a coordinator for the Center. Mitchell was rumored to be connected to the Black Panther Party although he denied being a member. The Center, however was said to be an outpost of Black Panther Party.

Creator

Dick Benjamin

Source

Newsday

Publisher

Newsday

Date

June 16, 1969

Rights

photo by Dick Benjamin

Coverage

Long Island, 1969

Citation

Dick Benjamin, “photo of Brookhaven CORE chairman Clayton Chesson,” corenyc.org, accessed September 25, 2022, http://www.corenyc.org/omeka/items/show/262.

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