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unknown, fl. 1971; [Photograph of protest against the Enoch Pratt Free Library branch closing]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09717.11 Author/Creator: unknown, fl. 1971; Place Written: Baltimore, Maryland Type: Photograph Date: circa 1971 Pagination: 1 photograph : b&w ; 20.2 x 25.4 cm.

Summary of Content: One undated black and white photograph people carrying demonstration signs. The demonstrators protest against the Broadway branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library closing. One of the signs, held by a young girl, reads, "You close the library the children won't have a place to read." Another sign carried by a young boy reads, "Don't Kill Dr. King's Dream." A third sign, carried by a man reads, "If you can't read this thank your elected officials." The Broadway branck Enoch Pratt Free Library closed in 1971, though the dates Jan 16 1986 and 1/15/87 are on the reverse of the photograph.

Background Information: The Broadway branch closed in 1971, though the stamped dates on the reverse side of the image are "Jan 16 1986" and "1/15/87."


Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: EducationProtestsLibrary

Sub Era: The Civil Rights Movement

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