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Associated Press Injured in Harlem Rioting

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09733.22 Author/Creator: Associated Press Place Written: New York, New York Type: Photograph Date: 20 July 1964 Pagination: 1 photograph : b&w ; 20.5 x 25.4 cm

Summary of Content: One photograph by Associated Press dated July 20, 1964. Photograph features an injured man being led away by four other men in the midst of a chaotic scene. A caption attached to the photograph reads "(NY12) NEW YORK, July 20--INJURED IN HARLEM RIOTING--Negro bleeding from head injury is led away during rioting in Harlem last night. Violence flared over the weekend in the wake of Thursday's slaying of a 15-year-old Negro boy by a white policeman. (APWirephoto) (see AP wire story) (js20620stf) 1964."


Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: African American HistoryCivil Rights MovementCivil RightsProtestsPolice

Sub Era: The Civil Rights Movement

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