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United Press International [Photograph of Damaged, Harlem Furniture Store]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09733.17 Author/Creator: United Press International 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 United Press International dated July 19, 1964. Photograph of a furniture store on 125th Street, near Lenox Ave that was damaged in the 1964 Harlem Riot. The caption explains that after a night of rioting, many stores had been damaged by people smashing windows and throwing "a variety of missiles." Many stores were looted and at least 30 people were arrested. A policeman looks in from the sidewalk, which is littered with glass. Inside the store window is a bed, desk, and some lamps.

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 RightsPoliceProtestsSegregationRace discriminationNew York

Sub Era: The Civil Rights Movement

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