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Associated Press Civil Rights Demonstrators Block Bridge

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09733.05 Author/Creator: Associated Press Place Written: New York, New York Type: Photograph Date: 7 March 1964 Pagination: 1 photograph : b&w ; 21.5 x 26.3 cm

Summary of Content: One photograph entitled, "Civil Rights Demonstrators Block Bridge," taken by Associated Press dated March 7, 1964. Image is of five demonstrators from the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) sitting in the middle of the road blocking the Manhattan approach to the Triborough Bridge. CORE dumped garbage on the bridge in protest of conditions in East Harlem schools.

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Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: African American HistoryAfrican AmericansCivil Rights MovementCivil RightsNew YorkEducationProtestsPoliceSegregationRace discrimination

Sub Era: The Sixties

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