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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09718.04 Author/Creator: United Press International Place Written: Chicago, Illinois Type: Photograph Date: 29 June 1965 Pagination: 1 photograph : b&w ; 25.4 x 20.5 cm.

Summary of Content: One telephoto entitled, "Chicago" taken by UPI dated June 29, 1965. Image is of protestors lying down on a street in Chicago. A man stands above them holding out a microphone. Police officers and cars visible in the background. Wire transfer information states that protests were against school superintendent, Benjamin Willis. Protests took place following failed talking with Mayor Richard Daley. An estimated 75 people were arrested.

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
Daley, Richard, 1942-

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: African American HistorySegregationEducationCivil Rights MovementProtests

Sub Era: The Civil Rights Movement

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