founded in 1942
founded on the University of Chicago Campus
first gained national attention by attending the sit-ins at lunch counters
organized the first freedom ride to desegregate interstate transportation facilities
They first drew national attention during the sit-ins at lunch counters that they participated in. They organized the first freedom ride to desegregate interstate transportation facilities. The riders were brutally attacked in Alabama and were unable to continue the rest of the ride. They (both black and white) did carry on freedom rides during the summer with more than a thousand in attendance. In 1961 when voter registration was a civil rights priority CORE focused on Florida, Louisiana, and South Carolina. They continued to push for political and economic justice for blacks while lending its voice to the rising antiwar movement.
Connections- Martin Luther King Jr
Connections - Freedom Riders
CORE started and organized the first ever freedom ride in 1961 to desegregate interstate transportation facilities. The Freedom Riders continued this event in the summers gaining more than a thousand participants.