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United Press International Chicago

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09718.02 Author/Creator: United Press International 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 telephoto entitled, "Chicago" taken by UPI dated March 10, 1965. Image is of protesters being arrested. A police officer drags a woman from the road. While others sit against a bus. One protester is speaking into a megaphone. Onlookers stand in the background, and among them on man holds a sign reading "Peace in Selma." Wire transfer information states that eight people were arrested for protesting against illegal voter registration laws in Alabama.


Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: African American HistoryCivil Rights MovementProtestsVoting Rights

Sub Era: The Civil Rights Movement

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