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Associated Press Harlem Riot Scene

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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 entitled, "Harlem Riot Scene" taken by Associated Press dated July 19, 1964. Image is of a crowd in Harlem. A police van and parked cars are in front of them and traffic is behind them. Wire transfer information states that the protest took place following the fatal shooting of James Powell, a Black teenager shot by a white off-duty police officer Thomas Gilligan.

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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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