photo of CORE associate national director Dr. George Wiley

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photo of CORE associate national director Dr. George Wiley

Subject

George Wiley

Description

This is a photo of Dr. George Wiley. A former chemistry professor at the Syracuse University and Cornell graduate, he was one of the founding members of Syracuse CORE. In 1964, he became CORE's associate national director, second only to James Farmer. He unsuccessfully ran against Floyd Mckissick for national director in 1965.

After leaving CORE, he founded the National Welfare Rights Organization. It is widely credited with turning the welfare rights struggle a national movement through use of tactics developed by political scientists Richard Andrew Cloward and Frances Fox Piven,

He was also listed on the master list of President Nixon's political opponents, a supplement to supplement the original Nixon's Enemies List.

Source

https://www.georgewileycenter.org/history

Publisher

https://www.georgewileycenter.org/history

Format

photo

Citation

“photo of CORE associate national director Dr. George Wiley,” The CORE Project, accessed October 21, 2021, http://www.thecoreproject.org/omeka/items/show/84.

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