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Unknown [Photograph of New York Demonstration Against Racial Segregation]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09733.02 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: New York, New York Type: Photograph Date: 12 May 1963 Pagination: 1 photograph : b&w ; 22 x 27.6 cm

Summary of Content: One photograph dated May 12, 1963. Features a demonstration at New York City Hall, labelled on back in all caps "Racial Segregation - S.F. Demonstration City Hall." The crowd of people consists of demonstrators (mostly but not exclusively white and African American) who are largely adults. Two children stand out from the crowd in the bottom left of the photograph.

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Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: African American HistoryAfrican AmericansCivil Rights MovementCivil RightsNew YorkSegregationProtestsRace discrimination

Sub Era: The Civil Rights Movement

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