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United Press International Washington

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09716.02 Author/Creator: United Press International Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Photograph Date: 15 June 1964 Pagination: 1 photograph : b&w ; 20.5 x 25.4 cm.

Summary of Content: One telephoto entitled, "Washington" printed by United Press International dated June 15, 1964. Image is of relgious leaders marching in Washington D.C. in front of the U.S. Capitol. Signs held by protester reads, "Pass Civil Rights Bill Now for Full Voting Rights For All Now," and "New York March to Washington Civil Rights Legislation Now." Wire transfer information details that 1,000 New Yorkers attend the March on Washington.


Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: African American HistoryCivil Rights MovementVoting RightsLegislation

Sub Era: The Civil Rights Movement

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