Congress of Racial Equality, Chicago Chapter Records

Institution: Chicago History Museum
Address:
1601 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614
Phone: (312) 642-4600
Website
Date: 1956-1966
Extent: 1.5 Linear Feet
Finding Aid: None

Abstract
Biographical/Historical Note:
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 current demand for equal access to information, CORE has championed true equality.

Scope and Content Note:
Includes correspondence, meeting minutes, reports, press releases, articles, newspaper clippings, maps, brochures and booklets, advertisements, newsletters, testimonials, and other administrative documents of the Congress of Racial Equality, Chicago Chapter (CORE); plus papers from CORE's national office and local branches in various regions of the United States; the Chicago Urban League; the Coordinating Council of Community Organizations; and other civil rights organizations. Topics include segregation in Chicago public schools, discrimination in employment and housing, and voter rights.

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