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Associated Press [Associated Press Photograph of Two Men Arrested After New York Race Riot]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC0733.01 Author/Creator: Associated Press Place Written: New York, New York Type: Photograph Date: 2 August 1943 Pagination: 1 photograph : b&w ; 19.5 x 27.1 cm

Summary of Content: Photograph from Associated Press showing New York police leading two African American men to the police station. One of them men is injured. Caption explains that the men were captured by police after a night of street fights between the police and African Americans, in which three people died, eight were shot, and "scores were injured". On the back of the photograph is the clipping from when the photograph was used in a newspaper article, stamped with the date August 8, 1943 (though the picture was originally dated as August 2, 1943.). Earliest photograph in New York Riot photograph collection (GLC09733), dated from the 1940s while the other photographs are from the 1960s.

Background Information: Collection of photographs and some maps showing riots and some other Civil Rights events/developments, focusing on Harlem and New York from the 1940s through the 1960s.


Historical Era: Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945

Subjects: African American HistoryAfrican AmericansCivil RightsCivil Rights MovementNew YorkPoliceSegregationProtestsRace discrimination

Sub Era: The Civil Rights Movement

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