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Congress of Racial Equality
Transcript of Congress of Racial Equality
Dustin Mercer James Farmer James and a group of fellow students founded CORE.
He did this in 1942 while studying at University of Chicago. In the 1960s CORE took a militant stance and Farmer didnt agree so he left and ran for congress. Freedom Riders One of the main activities this group was involved with was the freedom rides
The road through Virginia and North Carolina with no problems
In South Carolina two of there members were attacked
They continued to Anniston Alabama where a mob shot out there tires and through a firebomb in a broken window, the bus went up in flames and they barely survived
The second bus made it to Birmington where police chief Eugene "Bull" Connor a segregationist told all the city cops to go see there mothers
Unprotected the bus was attacked by the KKK and some members were beaten very badly Sit Ins CORE organized many nonviolent protest called sit ins which they held at segregated public facilities
This action started in 1942
Feb, 5 1960 four black students sat in at a department store lunch counter in Greensboro North Carolina Recruits James Farmer traveled the country with Bayard Rustin recruiting activist
Most of the groups early growth consisted almost completely of white middle class students from the midwest Early Tension In the beginning of its expansion CORE faced tension between local control and national control
Early member kept control of there own activities and funds
The tensions continued throughout there early existence CORE Values The groups banner is TRUTH LOGIC & COURAGE
They promotes harmony and healing in society
The group is open to anyone who believes that everyone is created equal
They are willing to work towards the ultimate goal of true equality throughout the world About CORE CORE in an acronym for Congress Of Racial Equality
Founded in 1942 it is the third oldest and one of the "Big Four" civil rights group
There main focus in the 40s was fighting the "Jim Crow" laws and in the 50s it was doing sit ins and hosting nonviolent protest Locations CORE's national headquarters is in New York City
They have affiliates all across the United States
They also have affiliates over seas such as in Africa, the Caribbean, Europe, and South America
The group is accepted by the City of New York Summary The group was founded by James Farmer in 1942
This group is completely devoted to civil rights
They were a very important factor in the civil rights movement
They hosted many important sit ins and freedom rides
They existed from the 40s till present day