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Associated Press [Photograph of people on a street with torn down store fronts]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09717.09 Author/Creator: Associated Press Place Written: Cleveland, Ohio Type: Photograph Date: 19 July 1966 Pagination: 1 photograph : b&w ; 14.3 x 19 cm.

Summary of Content: One black and white photograph dated July 19, 1965. Pictured is a street where one building has been destroyed. Also in the photograph are people standing in front of the businesses and walking on the sidewalk. A news caption attached to back of the photograph reads, "People mill around a portion of the Hough section of Cleveland, site of rioting and looting during the night."

Background Information: The Houghton neighborhood of Cleveland, Ohio was predominantly African American in the 1960s. Riots occurred from July 18-20, 1966 after a white owner of a bar refused to serve a Black ...man a glass of water. By the next day, the National Guard was called in to assist police officers
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Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: African American HistoryCivil Rights MovementSegregationProtests

Sub Era: The Civil Rights Movement

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