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photo of Alice Thompson with Doratha Smith, Jerome Smith, , George Raymond, Julia Aaron, New Orleans CORE

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Title

photo of Alice Thompson with Doratha Smith, Jerome Smith, , George Raymond, Julia Aaron, New Orleans CORE

Subject

New Orleans CORE

Description

This is a 1961 photo of New Orleans CORE members (left to right) Doratha Smith, Jerome Smith, Alice Thompson, George Raymond and Julia Aaron. The photo was taken soon after they had just received a beating by a White mob in McComb, Mississippi while doing integration testing at the local Greyhound bus station.

This photo is shown to illustrate just how physically small Alice Thompson (21 at the time) was, just like her sisters Jean and Shirley. None of the Thompson sisters were said to weigh more than a hundred pounds.

Source

Jet Magazine, December 14, 1961

Publisher

Jet Magazine

Rights

Jet Magazine

Coverage

McComb, Mississppi, 1961

Files

Citation

“photo of Alice Thompson with Doratha Smith, Jerome Smith, , George Raymond, Julia Aaron, New Orleans CORE,” The CORE Project, accessed September 25, 2017, http://www.thecoreproject.org/omeka/items/show/73.