Category Archives: CORE

Martin Luther King Jr. Saw Three Evils in the World

September 10, 1963 in New York, New York. “Three major evils—the evil of racism, the evil of poverty, and the evil of war. These are the three things that I want to deal with today. Now let us turn first … Continue reading

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Hunters Point Uprising

Newcomb and 3rd Street – Sept. 28, 1966 “On September 27, 1966 a white police officer shot and killed a seventeen-year-old African American teen, Matthew Johnson, Jr., as he fled the scene of a stolen car. Arthur Hippler wrote a … Continue reading

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March Against Fear

June 1966: Meredith March Against Fear “The March Against Fear was a major 1966 demonstration in the Civil Rights Movement in the South. Activist James Meredith launched the event on June 6, 1966, intending to make a solitary walk from … Continue reading

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Half the Way with Mao Zedong

“The American left has never produced a group more self-critical than Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). In the years since the organization’s 1969 collapse, its former members have produced an endless stream of mea culpas. Some of this has … Continue reading

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CORE

James Farmer “The Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) is an African-American civil rights organization in the United States that played a pivotal role for African Americans in the Civil Rights Movement. Founded in 1942, its stated mission is ‘to bring … Continue reading

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The Bobby Kennedy Pathway

Robert Kennedy campaigning in Philadelphia in 1968. “… But a half-century ago, a champion of civil rights offered a third approach: a liberalism without elitism and a populism without racism. In a remarkable 82-day campaign, Senator Robert F. Kennedy ran … Continue reading

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Memories of Mississippi – Danny Lyon

Danny Lyon outside a movement headquarters in Albany, Georgia, 1962 “It was the summer of 1962. I had just finished my third year at the University of Chicago. My 650cc Triumph motorcycle was damaged, leaving me grounded and bored. One … Continue reading

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