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Associated Press Mayor's Neighbors Picket Rights Marchers

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09718.05 Author/Creator: Associated Press Place Written: Chicago, Illinois Type: Photograph Date: 4 August 1965 Pagination: 1 photograph : b&w ; 20.5 x 25.4 cm.

Summary of Content: One wirephoto entitled, "Mayor's Neighbors Picket Rights Marchers," taken by Associated Press dated August 4, 1965. Image is of protesters walking down a street while white individuals standing on a doorstep hold signs in support of Chicago Mayor Richard Daley. Wire transfer information states that 100 people marched in a demonstration led by comedian Dick Gregory. The purpose of the march was in protests of 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: Daley, Richard, 1942-
Willis, Benjamin, 1901-1988
Gregory, Dick, 1932-2017

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: African American HistoryEducationProtestsCivil Rights Movement

Sub Era: The Sixties

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