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United Press International [Demonstrators March in Front of the United Nations Building]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09733.28 Author/Creator: United Press International Place Written: New York, New York Type: Photograph Date: 2 July 1964 Pagination: 1 photograph : b&w ; 20.2 x 25.4 cm

Summary of Content: One telephoto entitled "New York" taken by United Press International dated July 21, 1964. Image is of protesters holding signs that read, "Wanted for Murder" and "UN Must Intervene to Stop U.S. Genocide Now." Wire transfer information states that demonstrations took place in front of the United Nations. Protest were against the death 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


Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: ProtestsUnited NationsPoliceCivil Rights MovementCivil RightsAfrican American HistoryPolice brutality

Sub Era: The Civil Rights Movement

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