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Associated Press [Photograph of Police with Pistols Patrolling Harlem Riot Area]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09733.12 Author/Creator: Associated Press 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 Associated Press dated July 19, 1964. Photograph features police patrolling Harlem during 1964 Harlem Riot, near the intersection of 7th Ave. and W. 125 Street. Caption explains that the night before, a protest against the shooting of James Powell a 15 year old, African American, shot by a white off-duty police officer Thomas Gilligan became a riot. In the photograph, policemen walk with pistols and/or nightsticks. Two people are laying down in the road and other people are on the sidewalk.

Background Information: Collection of photographs and some maps showing riots and some other Civil Rights events/developments, focusing on Harlem and New York from the 1940s through the 1960s.


Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: African American HistoryAfrican AmericansCivil RightsCivil Rights MovementSegregationRace discriminationProtestsPoliceNew York

Sub Era: The Civil Rights Movement

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