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Associated Press Anti-Demonstration Casulty

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09717.10 Author/Creator: Associated Press Place Written: San Francisco, California Type: Photograph Date: 19 October 1966 Pagination: 1 photograph : b&w ; 14.3 x 20.9 cm.

Summary of Content: One wirephoto entitled, "Anti-Demonstration Casulty" taken by the Associated Press dated October 19, 1966. Image is of two panels from same protest. On the left is a Black man carrying a sign that reads, "Police, Protectors-of-the-rich Executors-of-the-poor." On the right, the same man (with a white arrow edited in to point to him) is seen amongst a crowd of white men. Wire transfer information states there was a large group of off-duty police officers and firefighters who gathered at city hall to protest the suspension of police officer. The officer, Alvin Johnson had shot and killed, Matthew Johnson Jr., a Black teenage boy.

Background Information: The riots following this event came to be known as the Hunter's Point Uprising.

People: Johnson, Matthew, Jr., 1950-1966
Johnson, Alvin, 1915-1971

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: African American HistoryCivil Rights MovementPoliceProtestsPolice brutalityRacismAfrican Americans

Sub Era: The Civil Rights Movement

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