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Associated Press [Photograph of Protest for Education Equality Outside of New York Governor's Office]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09733.07 Author/Creator: Associated Press Place Written: New York, New York Type: Photograph Date: 18 May 1964 Pagination: 1 photograph : b&w ; 21.6 x 26.4 cm

Summary of Content: One photograph by the Associated Press dated May 18, 1964. Features a protest to end segregation in schools outside of New York Governor, Nelson A. Rockefeller's office. Protest takes place on the ten-year anniversary of Supreme Court Case, Brown v. Board of Education. Protestors march behind a police line holding/wearing signs asking for schools to be integrated. A group of older men watch the protestors from the side of the building.

Background Information: Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka was landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in which the Court ruled that American state laws establishing racial segregation in public ...schools are unconstitutional, even if the segregated schools are otherwise equal in quality. See More

People: Rockefeller, Nelson A. (1908-1979)

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: African American HistoryAfrican AmericansCivil Rights MovementCivil RightsNew YorkProtestsSegregationEducationPoliticsRace discrimination

Sub Era: The Civil Rights Movement

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