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Unknown [Tuskegee Institute Students and Faculty Protest at the Alabama State Capitol]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09734.17 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: Montgomery, Alabama Type: Photograph Date: 16 March 1965 Pagination: 1 photograph : b&w ; 20.5 x 25.5 cm

Summary of Content: One photograph of students and faculty from the Tuskegee Institute in Tuskegee Alabama protesting outside the State Capitol Building in Montgomery, Alabama against racial injustice. The demonstrators are blocked by barricades and group of police officers as civilians look on from the steps of the State Capitol. On the back the words "SEGREGATION, MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA" are typed in black and the date "MAR 16 1965" is stamped in red.

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Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: African American HistoryAfrican AmericansProtestsPoliceCivil Rights MovementCivil Rights

Sub Era: The Civil Rights Movement

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