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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09733.08 Author/Creator: United Press International Place Written: New York, New York Type: Photograph Date: 19 July 1964 Pagination: 1 photograph : b&w ; 26.3 x 21.6 cm

Summary of Content: One photograph by United Press International dated July 19, 1964. Image is of a woman being assisted by three policemen. Wire transfer information states she was injured during a riot in Harlem, described as a "debris-and-missile-throwing melee." Riots took place after the fatal shooting of James Powell, a Black teenager, by a white off-duty police officer Thomas Gilligan. Rioters used bottles, clubs, bricks and Molotov cocktails against 300 policemen. Text indicates that the picture should not be used within 60 miles of New York City.

People: Powell, James, 1949-1964
Gilligan, Thomas R., fl. 1964

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: Race discriminationAfrican American HistoryAfrican AmericansCivil Rights MovementCivil RightsPoliceProtestsSegregationPolice brutality

Sub Era: The Civil Rights Movement

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