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United Press International [Photograph of Police Fighting with CORE Demonstrators on Triborough Bridge, New York]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09733.04 Author/Creator: United Press International Place Written: New York, New York Type: Photograph Date: 7 March 1964 Pagination: 1 photograph : b&w ; 26.4 x 21.6 cm

Summary of Content: One photograph entitled, "New York," taken by United Press International dated March 7, 1964. Image is of police removing Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) demonstrators from New York's Triborough Bridge. Seen in the background are cars in traffic. Wire transfer information states that CORE staged a protest concerning conditions in East Harlem schools, on the bridge blocking traffic.

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Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: African American HistoryAfrican AmericansCivil RightsCivil Rights MovementNew YorkPoliceProtestsEducationSegregationRace discrimination

Sub Era: The Civil Rights Movement

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