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Associated Press Causalty in Brooklyn Violence

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09733.31 Author/Creator: Associated Press Place Written: Brooklyn, New York Type: Photograph Date: 22 July 1964 Pagination: 1 photograph : b&w ; 25.3 x 20.6 cm

Summary of Content: One wirephoto entitled, "Casualty in Brooklyn Violence," taken by Associated Press dated July 22, 1964. Image is of an injured Black man laying on the floor. Other residents attend to him. Wire transfer information identifies that the man who was shot was, Harry Britton, 36 years old was a resident of the Bronx. He was shot by police in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. Also states that there are two members of Congress of Racial Equality pictured.

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: Britton, Harry, fl. 1964

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: Civil Rights MovementCivil RightsPoliceProtestsAfrican American HistoryInjury or Wound

Sub Era: The Civil Rights Movement

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