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Associated Press Hurt in Los Angeles Riots

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09717.06 Author/Creator: Associated Press Place Written: Los Angeles, California Type: Photograph Date: 14 August 1965 Pagination: 1 photograph : b&w ; 15.2 x 19.8 cm.

Summary of Content: One wirephoto entitled, "Hurt in Los Angeles Riots," taken by the Associated Press dated August 15, 1965. Image is of two fire fighters holding up a Black man in front of a store. Wire transfer information states the man was in a burning store before the fire department arrived. A can of paint exploding caused the fire. Also states that the National Guard had been deployed to "help police control arson and looting."

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 MovementFirefightingPoliceInjury or Wound

Sub Era: The Civil Rights Movement

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