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Congress of Racial Equality

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Andres Rodea

on 9 July 2015

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Transcript of Congress of Racial Equality

Congress of Racial Equality
Founded in 1942, the Congress of Racial Equality turned into one of the head activist orginizations of the American Civil Rights Movement
Founded in 1942, and in the late 60's the groups leadership went towards politcal ideology of black nationalisim and separatism
Among the founding members were James L. Farmer, Jr., George Houser, James R. Robinson, Samuel E. Riley, Bernice Fisher, Homer Jack, and Joe Guinn. Of the 50 original members 28 were men and 22 were women
The Congress of Racial Equality was formed on the University of Chicago campus
The Congress of Racial Equality, or CORE, played a leading role in the civil rights movement of the 60's. CORE is best known for its organizing of freedom rides to challenge segregation in interstate busing.
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