The CORE Project

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This is a 1960 photo of New Orleans CORE chairman Rudy Lombard outside of a Woolworth's store on Canal Street in New Orleans during CORE's demonstrations against the department store chain. After he was arrested, his case went all the way to the…

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 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. …

This is a collection of FBI documents pertaining to Bayrd Rustin, CORE's first field secretary and long time member of its Board of Advisers. They have been released and made available to the public on the FBI's website.

The first set…

This is a photo of the director of Target City in Baltimore Walter Brooks (center, Black male, cigarette) and Baltimore CORE member Danny Gant (center, Black male, bald head). Gant and Brooks were both heads of CORE's Target City project at different…

This is CORE member Louis C. Goldberg's PhD dissertation, "CORE IN TROUBLE: A SOCIAL HISTORY OF THE ORGANIZATIONAL DILEMMAS OF THE CONGRESS OF RACIAL EQUALITY TARGET CITY PROJECT IN BALTIMORE".
It was done while he was a student at John Hopkins…

This is Rhonda Y. Williams' essay on CORE's Target City project - "The Pursuit of Audacious Power Rebel Reformers and Neighborhood Politics in Baltimore, 1966-1968". It is taken from the collection "Neighborhood Rebels: Black Power at the Local…

This collection of FBI documents pertains to CORE’s Target City project in Baltimore. The come from the Federal Surveillance of African Americans 1920-1984.

CORE’s Target City project was described by the FBI as ‘the most active Black…

This collection of FBI documents simply notes that ACTION (Action Committee to Increase Opportunities for Negroes), a militant civil rights group in St. Louis, was a splinter group from the local CORE chapter that broke away several years earlier.…
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