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George_Raymond_Mug-cropped.jpg
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…

new orleans CORE.jpg
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…

Bayard_Rustin_mug_shot.jpg
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. …

1126895-000 - 100-158790 - Section 7 -865724.pdf
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…

danny gant walter brooks.jpg
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…

ACTION + St. Louis CORE fbi.pdf
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.…

miami core fbi docs.pdf
This is a collection of FBI documents from 1965 pertaining to Miami CORE chairman Pete Christiansen. They show that Miami CORE was under investigation as part of the COINTELPRO program and designated as a ‘Hate Group’. They come from the Federal…

bill bradley.jpg
This is a photo of San Francisco CORE chairman Bill Bradley. He was arrested for picketing the Sheraton- Palace Hotel as part of a campaign against its 'discriminatory hiring practices'. (google.com)

He has since changed his name to Oba…

sf core fbi 1961.pdf
This is a collection of FBI documents pertaining to San Francisco. They come from the Federal Surveillance of African Americans 1920-1984 database.
According to Meier and Rudwick's history of CORE, the chapter was first set up by field…

gc pic 001.png
This is a film clip of CORE's program director Gordon Carey from the documentary "Freedom Riders".
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