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Associated Press [Photograph of a Steel Store Front Guard Ripped off in Harlem Riot]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09733.16 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 features a steel store-front guard that had been ripped off during the 1964 Harlem riot. Caption explains that the steel guard had been from a Lenox Ave. pawn shop, between 125th and 126th street. The steel guard has been twisted off, so that part of it lies flat on the floor while part of it hangs off the front of the store. A policeman secures the store from the outside as pedestrians walk past the store.

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 MovementPoliceProtestsSegregationRace discriminationNew York

Sub Era: The Civil Rights Movement

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