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United Press International Guard Leaves, But Sorrow Stays.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09735.40 Author/Creator: United Press International Place Written: Detroit, MI Type: Photograph Date: 3 August 1967 Pagination: 1 photograph ; 20.2 x 28 cm.

One press photo of National Guard leaving Detroit, Michigan. A woman in the image watches with a child. Wire transfer details that Tanya Lynn Blanding, 4 years old, was killed by police or National Guard's bullet. 200 people attended her funeral. On reverse side are stamps, "Racial/Detroit" and "Received Examiner Reference Library, August 3, 1967."

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