Congress of Racial Equality

817 Broadway, New York, New York 10003
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Founded in 1942, CORE is the third oldest and one of the ‘Big Four’ civil rights groups in the United States. From the protests against Jim Crow laws of the 40’s through the Sit-ins of the 50’s, the Freedom Rides of the 60’s, the cries for Self-Determination in the 70’s, Equal Opportunity in the 80’s, Community Development in the 90’s, to the demand for equal access to information, CORE has championed true equality. As the ‘shock troops’ and pioneers of the civil rights movement, CORE has paved the way for the nation to follow.