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Associated Press Demonstration Brings Traffic to Standstill

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09718.01 Author/Creator: Associated Press Place Written: Chicago, Illinois Type: Photograph Date: 10 March 1965 Pagination: 1 photograph : b&w ; 20.5 x 25.4 cm.

Summary of Content: One wirephoto entitled, "Demonstrations Brings Traffic to Standstill," taken by the Associated Press dated March 10, 1965. Image is of a group of protesters lying down in the middle of a street in downtown Chicago. Wire transfer information states that the protest took place for 15 minutes of the rush hour in the business area of Chicago. This was organized in solidarty with protests in Selma, Alabama.


Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: African American HistoryProtestsCivil RightsAfrican AmericansEmployment

Sub Era: The Civil Rights Movement

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