1961 arrest photo of CORE member Henry Schwarzschild as Freedom Rider

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Title

1961 arrest photo of CORE member Henry Schwarzschild as Freedom Rider

Description

This is the 1961 arrest photo for CORE member Henry Schwarszchild as a Freedom Rider in Jackson, Mississippi.

A Jewish immigrant whose family just escaped the Holocaust, Schwarszchild also served in the U.S. Army's Counter Intelligence Corps during World War II.

Besides being arrested at CORE's demonstration at the 1964 World's Fair, he was also protected by the members of Harlem CORE in their office during the 2964 Harlem riots.

As the executive director of the Lawyers' Constitutional Defense Committee, he played a pivotal role in convincing hundreds of civil rights lawyers to volunteer their services to the movement in the South during 1964.

Source

http://mdah.state.ms.us/arrec/digital_archives

Publisher

Mississippi Department of Archives and History

Rights

public domain

Coverage

Jackson, Mississippi. 1961

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Citation

“1961 arrest photo of CORE member Henry Schwarzschild as Freedom Rider,” corenyc.org, accessed June 23, 2017, http://www.corenyc.org/omeka/items/show/9.