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"Members of an interracial group pose in Washington, with a map of a route they plan to take to test segregation in bus terminal restaurants and rest rooms in the South, May 4, 1961. From left are: Edward Blankenheim, Tucson, Ariz.; James Farmer, New…

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"Dr. Martin Luther King, head of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, tells news conference that he and his organization support a boycott of the Olympic games by African American athletes in New York, Dec. 14, 1967. At left is Floyd…

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"Eugene Young, 13, Jackson, Miss., displays a copy of the Congressional Record in which testimony he gave about police brutality in Jackson is recorded. Gene is in Kansas City on July 3, 1964 attending the convention of the Congress of Racial…

Doris Jean Castle, CORE MEMBER, removed from City Hall in 1963 demonstration after refusing to leave council chamber. Courtesy New Orleans Ti.jpg
This is a 1963 photo of New Orleans CORE member Doris Jean Castle being removed by police from a demonstration at the local City Hall.

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"Members of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), in Kansas City on July 3, 1964 for a national convention, crowd into the Hotel Muehlebach barber shop just after word was received of President Lyndon B. Johnson's signing the Civil Rights Bill. One…

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" Members of the Congress of Racial Equality (C.O.R.E.) form a hand-clasping circle to sing songs in the lobby of the Hotel Muehlebach. The organization is in convention at Kansas City on July 2, 1964. The group formed in the lobby after a sit-in in…

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"Members of the Congress of Racial Equality (C.O.R.E.), in a sit-in at the Hotel Muehlebach barber shop occupy all chairs on July 2, 1964 in Kansas City. Just after President Johnson signed the Civil Rights Bill in Washington, a C.O.R.E. member asked…

dave dennis julia aaron as freedom riders
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.

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"These six leaders of the nation's largest national black organizations met in New York's Roosevelt Hotel on July 2, 1963 to discuss plans for their projected civil right march on Washington, DC. They are from left; John Lewis, chairman of the…

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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…
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