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United Press International [Photographs of Policemen During Harlem Riot]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09733.10 Author/Creator: United Press International Place Written: New York, New York Type: Photograph Date: 19 July 1964 Pagination: 1 photograph : b&w ; 21.5 x 26.4 cm

Summary of Content: One photograph by United Press International Date July 19, 1964. Features a policeman kneeling behind a tree with his gun drawn. In a second image a policeman is walking on 7th Ave and W. 131 Street with his gun and nightstick at the ready. Another policeman is behind him, facing away from the camera with his head partially out of sight. The two pictures are separated with a white line.

Background Information: The Harlem race riot of 1964, took place over six days starting on July 18, 1964, in the Manhattan neighborhood of Harlem after a white off-duty police officer Thomas Gilligan shot and killed ...an African American 15-year-old James Powell. At the conclusion of the riot 1 person was dead, more than 100 had been injured, and more than 450 had been arrested.See More

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Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: African American HistoryAfrican AmericansCivil Rights MovementCivil RightsRace discriminationPoliceProtestsSegregation

Sub Era: The Civil Rights Movement

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