Our Collection

At the Institute’s core is the Gilder Lehrman Collection, one of the great archives in American history. More than 70,000 items cover five hundred years of American history, from Columbus’s 1493 letter describing the New World to soldiers’ letters from World War II and Vietnam. Explore primary sources, visit exhibitions in person or online, or bring your class on a field trip.

Associated Press Clean-Up After Harlem Riot

Order a pdf of this item here.

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09733.18 Author/Creator: Associated Press Place Written: New York, New York Type: Photograph Date: 19 July 1964 Pagination: 1 photograph : b&w ; 21.3 x 26.3 cm

Summary of Content: One photograph entitled, "Clean-Up After Harlem Riot" taken by Associated Press dated July 19, 1964. Image is of three residents and police officers surveying the damage of a pawn shop, Isaac Leon Corp. Wire transfer information states that damages to the pawn shop followed riots after a 15-year old Black boy, James Powell, was fatally shot by an off-duty police officer, Thomas R. Gilligan.

People:

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: African American HistoryAfrican AmericansCivil Rights MovementCivil RightsPoliceProtestsSegregationNew YorkRace discrimination

Sub Era: The Civil Rights Movement

Order a Copy Citation Guidelines for Online Resources