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Associated Press Stage protest march

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09716.06 Author/Creator: Associated Press Place Written: Atlanta, Georgia Type: Photograph Date: 16 March 1965 Pagination: 1 photograph : b&w ; 20.4 x 25.4 cm.

Summary of Content: One wirephoto entitled, "Stage Protest March," taken by the Associated Press dated March 16, 1965. Image is of a crowd of Black protesters holding signs that read, "Gas is Nazism." Wire transfer information states that 2,000 people attended the protest in Atlanta, Georgia. They marched to the front of a federal building where they chanted "We Want Freedom Now."

Background Information: This civil rights march took place from Ebenezer Baptist Church to the federal courthouse to protest against police brutality on the same day as the Selma to Montgomery March.


Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: African American HistoryPoliceProtestsCivil Rights MovementSong

Sub Era: The Civil Rights Movement

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