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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.

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Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: African American HistoryPoliceProtestsCivil Rights MovementSong

Sub Era: The Civil Rights Movement

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