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Unknown [Newspaper Clipping with Photograph of Police and Police Barricade]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09733.20 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: New York, New York Type: Photograph Date: 20 July 1964 Pagination: 1 photograph : b&w ; 15.8 x 25.6 cm

Summary of Content: One photograph of a newspaper clipping dated July 20, 1964. Clipping features photograph GLC09733.14 of police and a police barricade in Harlem during 1964 Harlem Riot. Photograph features a large crowd of people block the street. A police van and parked cars are in front of them and traffic is behind them. Caption explains that a protest against the shooting of James Powell a 15 year old, African American, shot by a white off-duty police officer Thomas Gilligan became a riot.

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 AmericansAfrican American HistoryCivil Rights MovementCivil RightsPoliceProtestsSegregationNew YorkRace discrimination

Sub Era: The Sixties

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