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This is a photo of Ruth Turner Perot, executive secretary for Cleveland CORE before she and her husband Tony Perot went on to work for the national office. Both were members of the National Action Commitee.
"The first lady of Black Power", not…

This is a photo of Dr. George Wiley. A former chemistry professor at the Syracuse University and Cornell graduate, he was one of the founding members of Syracuse CORE. In 1964, he became CORE's associate national director, second only to James…

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This is a 1973 photo of Syracuse CORE member Wretha Wiley walking with her children. Wiley was the wife of CORE associate director Dr. George Wiley and the mother of 2020 NYC mayoral candidate Maya Wiley seen in the left side of the photo holding her…

This is a 1961 photo of New Orleans CORE members (left to right) Doratha Smith, Jerome Smith, Alice Thompson, George Raymond and Julia Aaron. The photo was taken soon after they had just received a beating by a White mob in McComb, Mississippi while…

This is a photo of New Orleans CORE chairman Oretha Castle. One of the chapter's founding members, she was also part of landmark 1
case, Lombard, et al v. Louisiana, after being arrested during the chapter's demonstration against Woolworth's…

Doris Jean Castle, CORE MEMBER, removed from City Hall in 1963 demonstration after refusing to leave council chamber. Courtesy New Orleans Ti.jpg
This is a 1963 photo of New Orleans CORE member Doris Jean Castle being removed by police from a demonstration at the local City Hall.

This is a photo of New Orleans CORE chairman Jerome Smith (Black) and CORE field secretary Edward Blankenheim (White) as Freedom Riders.

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This is a photo of New Orleans CORE members Jerome Smith, Juila Aaron and Doris Jean Castle (left to right) standing on Canal street in New Orleans. Standing all the way to the right is Reverend Avery Alexander,

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This is a photo of members of New Orleans CORE including many of its original members.
Left to Right - George Raymond, Carlene Smith, Thomas Valentine, Jill Finsten, Doratha Smith, Jean Thompson, Patricia Smith, Alice Thompson, _______, Betty…

This is a mugshot for Bayard Rustin, CORE's first field secretary and long time member of its Board of Advisers. At the time, he was serving an eighteen month sentence at Lewisberg Federal Penitentiary for refusing to be inducted into the military. …
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