The CORE Project

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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.

This is the 1961 arrest photo for CORE member Dave Dennis as a Freedom Rider in Jackson, Mississippi. At the time he was a 20 years old student at Dillard University.

A member of New Orleans CORE, he became a field director for CORE in…

This is the 1961 arrest photo for CORE member Julia Aaron as a Freedom Rider in Jackson, Mississippi. He was only 20 years old at the time,

One of the founding members of New Orleans CORE, she lived in the St. Bernard public housing project and…

This is a well known photo of New Orleans CORE members Dave Dennis and Julia Aaron as Freedom Riders. In it they are on their way from Montgomery, Alabama to Jackson, Mississippi.

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,

This is a 1960 photo of New Orleans CORE chairman Rudy Lombard outside of a Woolworth's store on Canal Street in New Orleans during CORE's demonstrations against the department store chain. After he was arrested, his case went all the way to the…

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…

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…

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. …

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…
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