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Associated Press [Photograph of Police and Police Barricade in Harlem]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09733.14 Author/Creator: Associated Press Place Written: New York, New York Type: Photograph Date: 19 July 1964 Pagination: 1 photograph : b&w ; 22.5 x 26.3 cm

Summary of Content: One photograph by Associated Press dated July 19, 1964. Photograph features policeman and a crowd, separated by a barricade. The photograph was taken at 7th Ave. and W 133 Street. Policemen are mostly gathered in a large group, three are off to the side and two are talking to a man over the police barricade. Caption explains that the police are attempting to prevent another outbreak of violence. The night before, violence had broken out in Harlem after 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. The riot lead to one person dying, many injuries, and looting. Photograph displayed matches that of GLC09733.20

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 Rights MovementCivil Rights MovementCivil RightsPoliceProtestsSegregationRace discriminationNew York

Sub Era: The Civil Rights Movement

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