Congress of Racial Equality
A Leader in Civil Rights Since 1942
Thank you for visiting the online headquarters of the Congress of Racial Equality! CORE is one of America's original "Big Four" civil rights groups. Founded in 1942, it has fought for the rights and interests of minorities and the impoverished for more than 60 years. Join our movement and help make equality a reality for all!!
CORE has established an impeccable record of finding solutions to the most difficult problems facing minorities by:
(1) formulating the most pragmatic positions on important civil rights issues;
(2) instituting the most successful actions to bring about non-violent social, political and economic change for the underprivileged and thereby leading America down a path of equal opportunity for all of its citizens.
To many we have served as a buffer between them and a life of welfare, joblessness and dependency. To others we have been the last hope in a never-ending struggle against tragedy, depression and hopelessness. We are the light at the end of a long dark tunnel.
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Funeral Update for ROY INNIS
Family, friends, supporters, and members of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) remember and celebrate Roy Innis. The Innis family, members, and friends of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), announce with deepest sorrow the passing of Roy Innis, long time Chairman of CORE and Civil Rights leader. Roy Innis passed away on January 8, 2017 in New York City from complications of Parkinson’s disease. He was 82 years old. Funeral services for Mr. Innis will be held on Saturday, January 21, 2017. The funeral will be private and will not be open to the public. A Public Memorial Service will be held on Monday, January 23, 2017 to give the public time to pay respects to the Civil Rights leader who was an inspiration and who dedicated his life to achieving equal rights. This is the closest to a “viewing” or “visitation” that the public will have to mourn Roy Innis’ passing and to say goodbye, since Mr. Innis’ funeral service will be private.