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joceylnboyd.tiff
This is a May 17, 1960 of CORE member Jocelyn Boyd (Black, handbag, heels) handing out leaflets at a CORE demonstration in Manhattan. The protest is part of that year's national Woolworth's campaign. Jocelyn Boyd at the time was secretary to Marv…

lincolnlynch.jpg
This is the photo from Newsday's obituary for Long Island CORE chairman Lincoln Lynch. He was 91 years old when he passed.

After leaving CORE, Lynch became a vice chair for the New York Urban Coalition and a 'professor at the social welfare…

mel jackson pic 2.tiff
This is a 1968 photo of Long Island CORE chairman Mel Jackson.

clayton chesson pic.tiff
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…

columbia core.jpg
This is a 1964 photo of a CORE demonstration outside Columbia University''s John Jay Hall 'in support of employee demands for union representation'.…

yvonne rivers pic.tiff
This is a 1979 photo of Brookhaven CORE chairman Yvonne Rivers. She succeeded Clayton Chesson. Here she is the vice chairman of the Economic Opportunity Council of Suffolk Inc., an anti-poverty agency in Long Island.

blts pic.tiff
This is a photo of the Long Island CORE’s Black Leadership Training School, part of the chapter’s Leadership Training Program. The photo is from the first session at State Agricultural and Technical College at Farmingdale.

blts 2.tiff
This is a 1969 photo of students in Long Island CORE’s Leadership Training Program. This is the graduation ceremony held at Hofstar University in June. It was the third session. 27 students graduated.

sponge pic.tiff
This is an August 1964 photo of members of the Society for the Prevention of Niggers Getting Everything, (SPONGE), an organization of young Whites specifically formed as a reaction to CORE. In the photo, they are counter demonstrating against Long…
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