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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: Collection of press photographs related to riots against racial violence in New York dated 1943-1964. Consists of 35 wirephotos and telephotos. Riots depicted in this collection are with a focus on violence Black people by white officers. This includes the 1943 Harlem Riots after a white police officer shot James Collins, a Black soldier, and the 1964 Harlem Riots where white police officer shot to death a Black teenager, James Powell. Also includes protests against the condition of New York City schools in 1964. See the Admin/biographical section for more context on the riots.

Background Information: A 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. White-owned property in Harlem had been the main areas that were destroyed during the riots. 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. They started in Harlem after a white off-duty police officer Thomas Gilligan shot and killed an African American 15-year-old James Powell. Because of the riots, one person died, more than 100 had been injured, and more than 450 had been arrested.
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People: Bandy, Robert, 1917-?
Britton, Harry, fl. 1964
Collins, James, fl. 1943
Galamison, Milton A., 1923-1988
Gilligan, Thomas R., fl. 1964
Powell, James, 1949-1964
Powell, James, 1949-1964
Rockefeller, Nelson A., 1908-1979
X, Malcolm, 1925-1965

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: African American HistoryAfrican AmericansCivil Rights MovementCivil RightsEducation ReformEducationInjury or WoundPolice brutalityPoliceProtestsRace discriminationRiotsSegregationUnited Nations

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