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Associated Press [Photograph of Harlem Demonstration/Riot Blocking Street]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09733.15 Author/Creator: Associated Press Place Written: New York, New York Type: Photograph Date: 19 July 1964 Pagination: 1 photograph : b&w ; 21.6 x 26.4 cm

Summary of Content: One photograph by Associated Press dated July 19, 1964. Photograph of Harlem riot, a large crowd of people block the street. A police van and parked cars are in front of them and traffic is behind them. Caption explains that 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.

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.

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Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: African American HistoryAfrican AmericansCivil Rights MovementCivil RightsProtestsPoliceSegregationRace discriminationNew York

Sub Era: The Civil Rights Movement

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