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Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) San Francisco Chapter Papers

Identifier: SPC-2023-004

Scope and Contents

The Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) San Francisco Chapter Papers (1964-1965; undated) contains 22 documents mostly related to activities of the San Francisco Chapter of CORE. A majority of the documents are in regards to an agreement between Community Dry Goods Relation Association and CORE, and CORE's belief that the terms of the agreement were not met due to discriminatory hiring practices; board meeting minutes and agendas; and a listing of some of CORE's activities from 1962-1965. Also included are documents regarding the Citizens United Against Poverty (CUAP) request for a meeting with Mayor Shelley; two essays entitled "American Slave Revolts" and "The Haitian Revolutions" by Nancy Lamberson; and other documents.


  • 1964-1965; undated

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Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Archives and Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical materials and not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Biographical / Historical

The Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) is an African American civil rights organization that was founded in 1942 by a group of students on the Campus of University of Chicago. It is the third oldest and one of the 'big four' civil rights groups in the United States. Part of CORE's mission is to "bring about equality for all people regardless of race, creed, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or ethnic background.. seek[ing] to identify and expose acts of discrimination in the public and private sectors of society". ("Mission", CORE) Throughout CORE's history, they have participated in protests against Jim Crow laws; participated in sit-ins and freedom rides; and protested housing discrimination in San Francisco and Los Angeles; as well as other nonviolent direct actions. CORE maintains local chapters across the United States and internationally.

Sources: "Congress of Racial Equality Biography"

"About the Congress of Racial Equality"

"Facts about CORE"


1 box

.21 Linear Feet

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Related Materials

For related material please consult the Civil Rights Movement Collection; Berta Green Langston Papers; and Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, Los Angeles Papers of Ron Wilkins.

Inventory of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) San Francisco Chapter Papers
Karen Clemons
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Repository Details

Part of the California State University Dominguez Hills, Gerth Archives and Special Collections Repository

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