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Associated Press Harlem Street Scene

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09733.21 Author/Creator: Associated Press Place Written: New York, New York Type: Photograph Date: 20 July 1964 Pagination: 1 photograph : b&w ; 20.5 x 25.3 cm

Summary of Content: One wirephoto entitled, "Harlem Street Scene" taken by Associated Press dated July 20, 1964. Image is of armed police officers surrounding Black residents in front of a flower shop in Harlem. Wire transfer information states that residents and police officers were injured. Also states that violence broke out following James Powell's fatal shooting.

Background Information: The Harlem race riot of 1964, took place over six days starting on July 18, 1964, in the Manhattan neighborhood of Harlem after a white off-duty police officer Thomas Gilligan shot and killed ...an African American 15-year-old James Powell. At the conclusion of the riot, 1 person was dead, more than 100 had been injured, and more than 450 had been arrested.See More


Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: PoliceProtestsCivil Rights MovementCivil RightsAfrican American History

Sub Era: The Civil Rights Movement

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