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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09718.03 Author/Creator: United Press International Place Written: Chicago, Illinois Type: Photograph Date: 10 June 1965 Pagination: 1 photograph : b&w ; 20.5 x 25.4 cm.

Summary of Content: One telephoto entitled, "Chicago" taken by UPI dated June 10, 1965. Image is of protesters walking down Balboa Drive in Chicago. They are pictured marching hand-in-hand in rows. Wire transfer information states that the protest was organized against school segregation and the rehiring of school superintendent Benjamin Willis.

Background Information: Benjamin Willis had implemented the use of trailers, critically known as "Willis Wagons" as classrooms in over-crowded, predominately African American schools and refused to allow African American students to attend ...predominately white schools with extra space.See More

People: Willis, Benjamin, 1901-1988

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: African American HistoryCivil Rights MovementSegregationEducationProtests

Sub Era: The Civil Rights Movement

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