Louisiana Division
New Orleans Public Library

Marion James Porter Collection

Members of the Congress of Racial Equality (C. O. R. E.) in New Orleans in front of the Bienville Monument near the New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal, probably in 1961. They are (left to right), George Raymond, Carlene Smith, Thomas Valentine, Jill Finsten, Doratha Smith, Shirley Thompson or Thomas, Patricia Smith, Alice Thompson or Thomas, _______, Betty Daniels, _______, Garnel Rosemond, Oretha Castle, and Claude Reese.

[Thanks to Jerome Smith, John Simmons II, Doratha Smith-Simmons, John Blaze, and Hugh Murray for help identifying these individuals.]


If you can identify any of the individuals shown in this photograph, or if you can provide additional details on the event depicted, please send that information to Irene Wainwright, Louisiana Division, New Orleans Public Library, 219 Loyola Ave., New Orleans, LA 70112

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