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Associated Press Picking Out Some Shoes

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09717.05 Author/Creator: Associated Press Place Written: Los Angeles, California Type: Photograph Date: 14 August 1965 Pagination: 1 photograph : b&w ; 14.4 x 20.2 cm.

Summary of Content: One wirephoto entitled, "Picking Out Some Shoes," taken by the Associated Press, dated August 14, 1965. Image is of a man reaching into the broken window of a shoe store. Wire transfer information states that the image taken was of a broken storefront in Los Angeles, following the Watts riots. Refers to the riots as "Uncontrolled looting and arson -- which hundreds of police have been unable to stop for three nights -- has brought the California National Guard's assistance."

Background Information: The Watts riots took place in the Watts district of Southern Los Angeles from August 11th -August 16th. The riots resulted in 34 dead, 1,032 injured, 4,000 arrested and around $40 million worth of ...property damage.
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Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: African American HistoryCivil Rights MovementProtests

Sub Era: The Civil Rights Movement

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