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United Press International National Guardsman's Lonely Vigil on Pinegree Street.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09735.35 Author/Creator: United Press International Place Written: Detroit, Michigan Type: Photograph Date: 31 July 1967 Pagination: 1 photograph ; 16 x 27.9 cm.

One press photo of rubble-ridden neighborhood, and one soldier walking amidst the mess. Markings indicate where to crop the image. On reverse side are stamps "Racial Segregation/Detroit, Mich." and "Received Examiner Reference Library, July 31, 1967."

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