The CORE Project

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This is the arrest photo of New Orleans CORE member Doris Jean Castle as a Freedom Rider. She was 18 at the time and is the younger sister of New Orleans CORE chairman Oretha Castle.

This is the 1961 arrest photo of New Orleans CORE chairman and founding member Jerome Smith as a Freedom Rider. He was 22 at the time.

Affectionately known as 'Big Duck', he was viciously beaten as a result of his participation.

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

This is the 1961 arrest photo for CORE member Dave Dennis as a Freedom Rider in Jackson, Mississippi. At the time he was a 20 years old student at Dillard University.

A member of New Orleans CORE, he became a field director for CORE in…

This is the 1961 arrest photo for CORE member Julia Aaron as a Freedom Rider in Jackson, Mississippi. He was only 20 years old at the time,

One of the founding members of New Orleans CORE, she lived in the St. Bernard public housing project and…

This is a well known photo of New Orleans CORE members Dave Dennis and Julia Aaron as Freedom Riders. In it they are on their way from Montgomery, Alabama to Jackson, Mississippi.

This is the 1961 arrest photo for CORE member George Raymond as a Freedom Rider in Jackson, Mississippi. At the time, he was only 18 years old.

A member of New Orleans CORE, he went on to become a field director for CORE in Mississippi…

This is a film clip of CORE's program director Gordon Carey from the documentary "Freedom Riders".

This is a collection of FBI documents on CORE from 1961. They primarily pertain to that year's Freedom Rides. These documents make clear that the FBI was aware of what was going on from the very beginning every step of the way.

The majority…

"Members of an interracial group pose in Washington, with a map of a route they plan to take to test segregation in bus terminal restaurants and rest rooms in the South, May 4, 1961. From left are: Edward Blankenheim, Tucson, Ariz.; James Farmer, New…
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