The CORE Project

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"Congress of Racial Equality members sit at the base of the Liberty Bell in Independence Hall in Philadelphia on Saturday, Sept. 21, 1963. They were demonstrating against racial prejudice in Alabama and the bombing of a church in Birmingham where…

"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…

" 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…

"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…

"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…

"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…

"Robert Lucas, leader of civil rights march, at center next to man in suit, walks arm in arm with woman and other followers on Sept. 4, 1966 during march into Cicero, Ill.,an all-white west-of-Chicago suburban community. Lucas is Chicago chairman of…

"Representatives of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) carry signs on a picket line where the 55th annual Governors Conference opens at Miami Beach, Florida, July 21, 1963. During the picketing asking for racial equality, Governor George Wallace…

About 50 persons, white and black, start out on a 30-mile Freedom Walk from Alton, Ill., to St. Louis, Mo. in protest against racial discrimination in cities along the route, Aug. 26, 1961. The demonstration was sponsored by the Congress of Racial…
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