1 cubic foot, 35 folders, 18 cassettes, 9 photographs
This collection was compiled for a book entitled "Victory without Violence: the First Ten Years of the St. Louis Committee of Racial Equality (CORE), 1947-1957" by Mary Kimbrough and Margaret Dagen, published by University of Missouri Press in 2000. Includes in the collection is correspondence, oral history tapes, transcripts, and photographs pertaining to CORE's history, political activities, and service to the community. The Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), whose St. Louis chapter was established in 1947, is a pacifist civil rights activist group whose mission is to bring about equality for all people.
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