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United Press International [Police Unload Weapons From Truck During Harlem Riot]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09733.19 Author/Creator: United Press International Place Written: New York, New York Type: Photograph Date: 20 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 features police unloading weapons and ammunition from a truck during the 1964 Harlem Riot. There are three policemen in the photo; one unloads while two watch from behind, one is holding a shotgun. On the sidewalk, two people watch the police. The caption explains that during the riot, hundreds of rioters through bottles, bricks, rocks, and Molotov cocktails at policemen.

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 MovementPoliceProtestsSegregationNew YorkRace discrimination

Sub Era: The Civil Rights Movement

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