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Associated Press Forcible Ejection

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09717.08 Author/Creator: Associated Press Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Photograph Date: 16 June 1966 Pagination: 1 photograpn : b&w ; 14 x 20 cm.

Summary of Content: One wirephoto entitled, "Forcible Ejection," taken by the Associated Press dated June 16, 1966. Image is of Reverend Virgil Wood protesting against segregation in Boston public schools. Wire transfer information states that Reverend Wood rushed the stage during a graduation. He was protesting against Louise Day Hicks, Boston school committee member and integration critic, who was handing diplomas to a graduating class. He shouted, 'If you were in a synagogue, would you have invited Hitler?"

People: Wood, Virgil, 1931-
Hicks, Louise Day, 1916-2003

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: African American HistorySegregationEducationCivil Rights MovementProtestsRace discrimination

Sub Era: The Civil Rights Movement

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