The CORE Project

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"Congress of Racial Equality members sit at the base of the Liberty Bell in Independence Hall in Philadelphia on Saturday, Sept. 21, 1963. They were demonstrating against racial prejudice in Alabama and the bombing of a church in Birmingham where…

"Members of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), in Kansas City on July 3, 1964 for a national convention, crowd into the Hotel Muehlebach barber shop just after word was received of President Lyndon B. Johnson's signing the Civil Rights Bill. One…

"These six leaders of the nation's largest national black organizations met in New York's Roosevelt Hotel on July 2, 1963 to discuss plans for their projected civil right march on Washington, DC. They are from left; John Lewis, chairman of the…

"Robert Lucas, leader of civil rights march, at center next to man in suit, walks arm in arm with woman and other followers on Sept. 4, 1966 during march into Cicero, Ill.,an all-white west-of-Chicago suburban community. Lucas is Chicago chairman of…

"Representatives of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) carry signs on a picket line where the 55th annual Governors Conference opens at Miami Beach, Florida, July 21, 1963. During the picketing asking for racial equality, Governor George Wallace…

About 50 persons, white and black, start out on a 30-mile Freedom Walk from Alton, Ill., to St. Louis, Mo. in protest against racial discrimination in cities along the route, Aug. 26, 1961. The demonstration was sponsored by the Congress of Racial…

"Praying and singing, members of the Indianapolis chapter of the Congress on Racial Equality (CORE) hold a prayer vigil on Monument Circle in Indianapolis, Indiana, June 29, 1964. The one-hour gathering of about 200 persons was held “in sympathy…

Robert Lucas, leader of a civil rights march, shouts to followers on Sept. 4, 1966 in Cicero, Ill. during march all-white west-of-Chicago suburban community. Lucas is Chicago chairman of the Congress of Racial Equality. Civil rights march is to…

"Civil rights marchers, led by Robert Lucas, front right, and enter west-of-Chicago suburb on September 4, 1966 in Cicero. Lucas is Chicago chairman of the Congress of Racial Equality. "

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