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Various [Group of press photographs of the 1964 Harlem riots and other New York actions] [Decimalized .01- .35]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09733 Author/Creator: Various Place Written: New York, New York Type: Header Record Date: 1943-1964 Pagination: 35 items

Summary of Content: Group of press photographs of the 1943 and 1964 Harlem riots and other New York actions. Including a 1964 school boycott in New York City.

Background Information: A race riot took place in Harlem, New York City, on August 1 and 2 of 1943, after a white police officer, James Collins, shot and wounded Robert Bandy, an African-American soldier; and ...rumors circulated that the soldier had been killed. The riot was chiefly directed by black residents against white-owned property in Harlem. It was one of six riots in the nation that year related to black and white tensions during World War II

The Harlem race riot of 1964, took place over six days starting on July 18, 1964, in the Manhattan neighborhood of Harlem after a white off-duty police officer Thomas Gilligan shot and killed an African American 15-year-old James Powell. At the conclusion of the riot 1 person was dead, more than 100 had been injured, and more than 450 had been arrested.
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