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United Press International [Photograph of 300 Policeman Patrolling Harlem]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09733.11 Author/Creator: United Press International Place Written: New York, New York Type: Photograph Date: 19 July 1964 Pagination: 1 photograph : b&w ; 17 x 24.6 cm

Summary of Content: One photograph by United Press International dated July 19, 1964. Features policemen patrolling in Harlem. The caption explains that 300 policemen are patrolling down Lenox Avenue near 132nd Street. The night before, the area had seen violence, leaving many policeman and civilians hurt. The photograph shows two lines of policemen marching down the street in front of local businesses, including a funeral home. Two men stand next to the funeral home watching the police go by and a man and a woman walk a few feet in front of the police. On the rear of the photo a newspaper clipping with a caption has been attached.

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


Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: African American HistoryAfrican AmericansCivil RightsCivil Rights MovementRace discriminationSegregationPoliceProtestsNew York

Sub Era: The Civil Rights Movement

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