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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09733.23 Author/Creator: United Press International 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 United Press International dated July 20, 1964. Image is of police officers pushing back a crowd of Black mourners. Wire transfer information states that the officers were restraining people outside the funeral of James Powell.

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

People: Powell, James, 1949-1964

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: African American HistoryProtestsPoliceCivil Rights MovementCivil Rights

Sub Era: The Civil Rights Movement

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