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jerome smith-julia aaron-DJ Castle.jpg
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 New Orleans CORE chairman Jerome Smith (Black) and CORE field secretary Edward Blankenheim (White) as Freedom Riders.

jerome smith mugshot.jpg
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.

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This is an audio clip of New Orleans CORE chairman Jerome Smith talking about an incident form his childhood growing up in segregation that influenced his eventually becoming a civil rights activist.
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