Today in Black History: June 6, 1942


The Congress On Racial Equality (CORE) was founded on today, in 1942. This civil rights organization was founded in Chicago, by James L. Farmer, George Houser, James R. Robinson, Bernice Fisher, Homer Jack, and Joe Guinn. The only African Americans in the group, at the time,  were Farmer and Guinn. Members of the organization went on civil right campaigns such as “Freedom Rides”, which consisted of  groups of whites and blacks going on bus rides to fight against segregation.

For more information on CORE please visit their website: 


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